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Stone Age to Iron Age: Development of Early Human Culture in Andhra Pradesh

P.C. Venkatasubbaiah (Author)

In order to reconstruct any period of history, the discipline of archaeology has been a base to obtain data in the form of coins, inscriptions, habitations, temples, forts, tombs, monuments, icons, terracottas, etc.  The present book is a comprehensive evaluation of Early Human cultures flourished in Andhra Pradesh based on the result of archaeological investigations and scientific studies carried out by several individual scholars from time to time. It deals with Stone Age Cultures periodically divided into lower, middle, upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic cultures as well as subsequent early village settlements of Neolithic-Chalcolithic and Megalithic cultures in view of socio-economic and cultural feature of each culture in its geographical setting in spatio-temporal perspectives. It accounts the depiction of hunter-gatherer communities and village farming communities viewed through the present day tribal communities as part of analogy for better understanding the existence of past human life which formed an incredible base and development of human population since time immemorial.  This book on prehistory of Andhra Pradesh will be useful to young people who are interested in archaeological studies.

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About the author

P.C. Venkatasubbaiah

Dr. P.C. Venkatasubbaiah is currently working as a senior faculty member in the Department of History, Archeology and Culture, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh. He (1960) obtained his Master's degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archeology from Nagpur university Nagpur, Maharashtra (1984) and Doctorate degree from deccan College Post-Graduate and research Institute, university of Poona, Pune (1992). Before joining the present department, the Author had an opportunity to take part in the archeological explorations conducted by Prof. K. Paddayya in Gulbarga District (Hunsgi-Baichbal Project), in Raichur and bellary Districts of Karnataka and excavations at Walki, Budihal, Ram,apuram and Banahalli conducted by deccan College P.G. & research Institute, Pune and Archeological Survey of India, Nagpur and Bangalore circles respectively. Apart from locating more than one hundred and fifty, archeological sites of Prehistoric, Protohistoric, early historic and other later cultural sites in kadapa and Kurnool districts of Andhra Pradesh as part of Post-Doctoral research sponsored by Indian Council of Historical research, new Delhi., He published many research papers on topics like Prehistory, Proto-history (more emphasis on settlement and subsistence system) and Early history in National and International Journals both individually and in Collaborations with faculty members of Karnatak university, Dharwad and Institute of Archeology, university College London on topics related to ancient agriculture, domestication of animals and other aspects of the first farming communities in this part of South India.

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Title Stone Age to Iron Age: Development of Early Human Culture in Andhra Pradesh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.08.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789383221349, 978938322134
length xv+144p., Maps, 85 B/W illus., Bibliography, Index; 25cm.