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By Gwen Robbins Schug

A spouse to South Asia within the Past offers the definitive evaluate of analysis and information approximately South Asia’s earlier, from the Pleistocene to the ancient period in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, supplied by way of a very international group of experts.

  • The such a lot accomplished and certain scholarly remedy of South Asian archaeology and organic anthropology, delivering ground-breaking new rules and destiny challenges 
  • Provides an in-depth and extensive view of the present nation of data approximately South Asia’s previous, from the Pleistocene to the old period in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal
  • A complete remedy of study in a very important quarter for human evolution and biocultural adaptation
  • A international group of students jointly current a different set of views on South Asian pre- and proto-history

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The credit for the first scientific discovery of fossils from the Siwaliks goes to British army engineers Sir Proby Thomas Cautley and Captain Robert Smith. Cautley announced at a meeting of the Asiatic Society that he was collecting fossils near Dehradun in June 1831. Cautley is also credited with naming the outermost ranges of the Himalayas, Siwalik (Kennedy, 2000). Subsequently, Hugh Falconer joined him in his efforts to collect fossils; by 1835, they had developed a synopsis of the fossil vertebrate taxa collected from the Siwaliks (Cautley and Falconer, 1835).

R. Kennedy. In this chapter Kulatilake discusses observations on cultural, morphological, and genetic patterns in the contemporary population of Sri Lanka and their usefulness for understanding Sri Lanka’s biocultural heritage. What is clear is that peninsular and island South Asians maintained complex relationships for millennia, evidenced by archaeological and skeletal remains and genetic data. However, the people of Sri Lanka are heterogeneous and this heterogeneity is layered; traits have been introduced by ancient immigrants, superimposed with traits of more recent arrivals, then erased or highlighted over time by a combination of evolutionary, historical, and cultural processes and events.

After the decline of Indus culture, urbanism and Harappan traditions were abandoned in favor of living in simpler, village‐level agricultural societies. A number of villages and small towns were founded and flourished in west central peninsular India at this time, until this cultural horizon too came to an end c. 1000 bce. In Chapter 16, Gwen Robbins Schug and Kelly Elaine Blevins consider paleopathological evidence for the human experience of environmental and social crisis at the beginning and end of the second millennium bce, based on the immature remains from Harappa and Inamgaon.

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