A Companion to South Asia in the Past by Gwen Robbins Schug

By Gwen Robbins Schug

A better half to South Asia within the Past presents the definitive review of study and information approximately South Asia’s earlier, from the Pleistocene to the historical period in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, supplied by way of a really worldwide workforce of experts.

  • The so much finished and targeted scholarly therapy of South Asian archaeology and organic anthropology, delivering ground-breaking new rules and destiny challenges 
  • Provides an in-depth and wide view of the present nation of information approximately South Asia’s earlier, from the Pleistocene to the old period in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal
  • A accomplished therapy of study in a very important quarter for human evolution and biocultural adaptation
  • A international staff of students jointly current a various set of views on South Asian pre- and proto-history

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It is not a very well‐known fossil locality but s­everal specimens of hominoid fossils have been reported from this area. Pandey and Sastri (1968) described a large partial right mandible of Sivapithecus lewisi from Bandal, near Dera Gopipur. Gupta (1969) described two fossil specimens referred to as Sivapithecus indicus from Chinji deposits three miles east of Bandal, Himachal Pradesh. These two specimens have recently been re‐examined and identified as belonging to a suid (Propotamochoerus hysudricus) rather than a hominoid (Pickford and Tiwari, 2010).

8 gwen robbins schug and subhash r. walimbe Prakash Darnal reviews the archaeology of Nepal in Chapter 26—from the reconstruction of the lifestyle and adaptations of the Paleolithic occupants of this region, to the development of relationships between Nepali people and other South Asians in the late Holocene, to archaeology devoted to documenting the life history, teachings, and travels of the Buddha. The chapter outlines the major historical developments in Nepali archaeology, focusing on some of the most spectacular sites and the most influential research in the region but with a goal of highlighting the vast gaps in our knowledge of Nepali archaeology and encouraging young scholars who might undertake to fill those gaps.

They reported fish, reptilian, and mammalian taxa from 17 localities, tentatively assigned to lower Siwalik. , 1991). The first evidence of a fossil hominoid from Nepal was an upper left molar of “Ramapithecus” (now assigned to Sivapithecus), reported by Munthe et al. (1983) from the Tinau Khola exposures north of Butwal. Initially, correlations of the Siwaliks of Nepal with the Siwaliks of India and Pakistan were hampered by the poor exposures and lack of paleontological data. , 1972; Lombard, 1958).

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