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The Evolution and History of Human Populations in South Asia

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

The Evolution and History of Human Populations in South Asia by Michael D. Petraglia
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South Asia is home to a diverse range of prehistoric and contemporary cultures that include foragers, pastoralists, and farmers. In this book, archaeologists, biological anthropologists, geneticists and linguists are brought together in order to provide a comprehensive account of the history and evolution of human populations residing in the subcontinent. A wide range of topics and issues are addressed in this book, including hominin adaptations, behaviours, and dispersals; the origin and spread of food producing economies; and the cultural, biological and genetic relationship of foragers and settled communities. New theories, methodologies and interpretations presented in this book are bound to have a profound effect on the way in which the cultural record of South Asia is perceived and how this evolutionary history relates to events in the wider world.
Springer; May 2007
462 pages; ISBN 9781402055621
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Title: The Evolution and History of Human Populations in South Asia
Author: Michael D. Petraglia; Bridget Allchin
 
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