The Evolution and History of Human Populations in South Asia

Inter-disciplinary Studies in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistics and Genetics

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-5561-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-5562-1 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Human evolution and culture change in the Indian subcontinent

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Human evolution and culture change in the Indian subcontinent

  2. Setting Foundations

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      Pages 22-22

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      Pages 23-39

      Afro-Eurasian mammalian fauna and early hominin dispersals

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      Pages 41-68

      “Resource-rich, stone-poor”: Early hominin land use in large river systems of northern India and Pakistan

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      Pages 69-96

      Toward developing a basin model for Paleolithic settlement of the Indian subcontinent: Geodynamics, monsoon dynamics, habitat diversity and dispersal routes

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      Pages 97-119

      The Acheulean of peninsular India with special reference to the Hungsi and Baichbal valleys of the lower Deccan

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      Pages 121-135

      Changing trends in the study of a Paleolithic site in India: A century of research at Attirampakkam

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      Pages 137-170

      Was Homo heidelbergensis in South Asia? A test using the Narmada fossil from central India

  3. The Modern Scene

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 172-172

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      Pages 173-200

      The Toba supervolcanic eruption: Tephra-fall deposits in India and paleoanthropological implications

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      Pages 201-227

      The emergence of modern human behavior in South Asia: A review of the current evidence and discussion of its possible implications

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      Pages 229-244

      Genetic evidence on modern human dispersals in South Asia: Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA perspectives: The world through the eyes of two haploid genomes

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      Pages 245-268

      Cranial diversity in South Asia relative to modern human dispersals and global patterns of human variation

  4. New Worlds in the Holocene

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      Pages 270-270

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      Pages 271-296

      Interpreting biological diversity in South Asian prehistory: Early Holocene population affinities and subsistence adaptations

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      Pages 297-319

      Population movements in the Indian subcontinent during the protohistoric period: Physical anthropological assessment

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      Pages 321-339

      Foragers and forager-traders in South Asian worlds: Some thoughts from the last 10,000 years

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      Pages 341-361

      Anthropological, historical, archaeological and genetic perspectives on the origins of caste in South Asia

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      Pages 363-384

      Language families and quantitative methods in South Asia and elsewhere

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      Pages 385-391

      Duality in Bos indicus mtDNA diversity: Support for geographical complexity in zebu domestication

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      Pages 393-443

      Non-human genetics, agricultural origins and historical linguistics in South Asia

  5. Concluding Remarks

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      Pages 446-446

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      Pages 447-459

      Thoughts on The Evolution and History of Human Populations in South Asia