A Companion to South Asia in the Past

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John Wiley & Sons, 13 abr. 2016 - 512 páginas
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A Companion to South Asia in the Past provides the definitive overview of research and knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, provided by a truly global team of experts.
  • The most comprehensive and detailed scholarly treatment of South Asian archaeology and biological anthropology, providing ground-breaking new ideas and future challenges
  • Provides an in-depth and broad view of the current state of knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal
  • A comprehensive treatment of research in a crucial region for human evolution and biocultural adaptation
  • A global team of scholars together present a varied set of perspectives on South Asian pre- and proto-history
 

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Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Part I Paleoanthropology in South Asia
11
Part II Middle Holocene Farmers and Urban Dwellers
125
Monuments and Meaning
295
Part IV South Asia in Retrospect
399
Index
534
EULA
565
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Gwen Robbins Schug is an Associate Professor of biological anthropology at Appalachian State University (Boone, NC). She is the author of Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory (2011). Her research has been widely published in academic journals and covered in Science Magazine, National Geographic, Science Daily, The New Yorker Magazine, and The New York Times.

Subhash Walimbe was Professor of biological anthropology at Deccan College Post-Graduate Research Institute and the Head of Department at Pune University before retiring in 2010. He is the author of nine books and more than 80 research articles on South Asian prehistory. His research has been funded by National Geographic, Smithsonian Institution, and the Ford Foundation, among others. He serves on the advisory committee to several Indian Universities and the Government of India research establishments.

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