Early Man in Eastern Himalayas: North-east India and Nepal

A.K. Sharma; Introduction By Shri Jagat Pati Joshi

Verlag: Aryan Books International, 1996
ISBN 10: 8173050651 / ISBN 13: 9788173050657
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Printed Pages: 204 with 43 halftone illustrations, 35 figures and maps. Size: 22 Cms x 28 Cms. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 017326

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Inhaltsangabe: The book gives a vivid pictures of the prehistoric past of North-East India and Nepal. Till recent years the activities of Early Man in Eastern Himalayas were shrouded in mystery due to lack of archaeological investigations but recent discoveries have clearly proved that this difficult cold area was also inhabited by Early Man right from the Early Stone Age onwards. Evidences show that the prehistoric cultures of Himalayas and Siwaliks were deeply influenced and related with their counterparts in Indo Gangetic plains and Vindhyas though contact influences of Eastern neighbours are also visible. The author has put all the scattered evidences at one place alongwith his own discoveries in Sikkim and North-Eastern states. The work done by different agencies point towards the vast potentialities of the region regarding the activities of Early Man, which needs to be systematically investigated in order to solve many riddles. Nepal and Bhutan appear to be very rich areas. Meticulously researched, the book is based on the critical use of vast scientific data unearthed by various scholars during last one hundred years. Profusely illustrated with maps, line drawings and photographs and covering the available research material up to 1995. It also removes the so far held wrong views about the area which was thousands of years back as inhabitable as other areas of to the subcontinent. The book would be welcomed by scholars and students of archaeology of North-East India and Nepal.

About the Author: Shri A.K. Sharma is an archaeologist of repute. He is internationally known for his original contributions in the field of archaeology and anthropology. During thirty three years of his hectic career, in different capacities in Archaeological Survey of lndia, he explored and excavated a number of sites throughout the length and breadth of the country, particularly in remote and inaccessible areas of North-East India. Jammu-Kashmir and Lakshadweep. For the first time through his field works, he brought Sikkim and Lakshadweep islands in the archaeological map of the country. To his credit goes the discovery and excavation of biggest Stone Age site Anangpur, near Delhi, the biggest pre-historic cave of Kachgad in Maharashtra, the sprawling nucleus megalithic sites in Chhatisgarh unique Neolithic site of Gufkral Kashmir valley, early historic sites of Sekta in Manipur and Vadagokugiri in Garo Hills of Meghalaya. He is also known for the discovery of horse bones of domesticated horse in Harappan context which have been internationally acknowledged and has changed the whole theory about Aryan migrations. He has to his credit more than 50 published research papers on anthropology, archaeology-zoology, pre-history and other aspects of archaeology. His recent books (i) Emergence of Early Culutre in North-East India (ii) Prehistoric Delhi and its Neighbourhood (iii) Manipur, the Glorious past, (iv) Megaliths in India in Asian Context and his popular writings in the India Magazine have been widely acclaimed. From 1993 to 1994 Shri Sharma was the leader of Indian team in Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi where under Indo-French Rock Art Project, he conducted detailed excavations in the rock-shelters at Jhiri, near Bhopal. Presently he is working as Senior Fellow of Indian Council of Historical Research on his project Megaliths of Chhattisgrh including Bastar.

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Titel: Early Man in Eastern Himalayas: North-east ...
Verlag: Aryan Books International
Erscheinungsdatum: 1996
Einband: Hard Cover
Zustand: New
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New
Auflage: First Edition.

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