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Quaternary Geoarchaeology of India

Product Code: SP515
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by N. Tiwari, V. Singh and S.B. Mehra
Publication Date: 29 March 2023
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Special Publication 515

The Quaternary Period in South Asia has a very prolonged and diverse history. Within this region, India represents various technological and cultural phases of hominin occupation adapting to different ecological zones throughout the Quaternary Period. The earliest records of this occupation can be traced back to 1.5 Ma ago and possibly to c. 2 Ma ago. Archaeological evidence has been reported from all known phases in India, showing a continuous record of occupation from the Early Pleistocene onwards and reflecting adaptation by multiple hominin species over time. This book aims to highlight recent advances in the Quaternary geoarchaeology by showcasing diverse methods such as archaeology, geology, palaeoclimatology, sedimentology, GIS, remote sensing and taphonomy. It presents a collection of papers that address various geoarchaeological aspects from different regions in India, within the time frame of the Early Pleistocene to Anthropocene. This volume provides an opportunity for new data to be disseminated, particularly by young researchers and, within the framework of worldwide research issues, it promotes new geoarchaeological perspectives from India.

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Published online on the Lyell Collection 29/03/2023

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786205483
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 376
Weight: 1 kg




Landscape geoarchaeology

Deo, S.G., Baptista, A. and Rajaguru, S.N. 2021. Acheulian artefacts and tephra from Upland Western Maharashtra (Deccan

Volcanic Province), Peninsular India.

Singh, V. 2021. Spatial distribution of Palaeolithic sites in relation to raw material sources in the central Narmada Valley, India.

Srinivas, A. 2021. Absence does not mean absence: modern-day land use and the visibility of the archaeological record (the Kibbanahalli Palaeolithic Complex, southern India).

Mehra, S.B. 2021. Doma: a new multi-technological lithic occurrence in the Lower Son Valley (north-central India) and its regional context.

Anil, D., Pottentavida, A. and Mahesh, V. 2022. Palaeolithic assemblages associated with Youngest Toba Tuff deposits from the upper Gundlakamma River basin, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Basak, B., Dasgupta, S. and Paul, A.K. 2021. Late Pleistocene microlithic industries in the Ayodhya Hills, Purulia, West Bengal: insights from geoarchaeological exploration.

Singh, E., Patel, R. and Bhatt, R.C. 2021. Understanding geo-archaeology in Trans-Himalaya: a case study based on lithic assemblages from Dzamathang, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Padhan, T. 2022. New evidence of Neolithic industries from the West Garo Hills, Northeastern India.


Applications in geoarchaeology

Lal, R., Padhan, T., Jangra, B., Chauhan, P.R., Sahu, S. and Patnaik, R. 2022. New field observations on the Quaternary geology and vertebrate palaeontological occurrences in the Narsinghpur Region of Narmada Valley (Central India).

Sukumaran, P., Li, H.-C., Lin, J.-P. and Chauhan, P.R. 2021. Prehistoric landscapes, humans and ostriches: highlighting geoarchaeological issues in the Tapi Basin of Maharashtra (west-central India) – a multidisciplinary approach.

Tiwari, N., Morthekai, P., Krishnan, K. and Chauhan, P.R. 2022. Microlithic occurrences associated with sediments dated to terminal Pleistocene–late Holocene in the central Narmada basin, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Behera, D., Mishra, P.K., Sabale, P., Bhattacharya, S. and Anoop, A. 2022. Late Holocene climate variability and its impact on cultural dynamics in central India.

Alok, A., Pant, N.C. et al. 2021. New insights into the geological evolution of palaeorivers and their relationship to the Indus Civilization and Early Historic settlements on the plains of Haryana, NW India.



Chauhan, P.R. 2022. Chrono-contextual issues at open-air Pleistocene vertebrate fossil sites of central and peninsular India and implications for Indian palaeoanthropology.

Jangra, B. and Singh, V. 2022. Inter-relation between Palaeolithic and faunal remains in the central Narmada Valley, India.

Pardiwalla, Y. 2022. Scratching the surface(s): examining the complexity of geological contexts for the Palaeolithic of the Sonar Basin, Madhya Pradesh.

Kaur, A.B. 2022. A review of Palaeolithic sites associated with gravel deposits in India.

Dixit, Y. and Biswas, S. 2021. Human–environment interactions during the mid-late Holocene and the Anthropocene – lessons from NW Indian plains and Bengal Delta.

Dennell, R. 2021. Geoarchaeology in India in the 21st century: an outsider’s perspective.




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