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Earliest Dates of Microlithic Industries (42–25 ka) from West Bengal, Eastern India: New Light on Modern Human Occupation in the Indian Subcontinent

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dc.contributor.author Basak, Bishnupriya
dc.contributor.author Srivastava, Pradeep
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-06T17:48:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-06T17:48:30Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64754
dc.description.abstract Ancient microliths in South Asia have now been dated at least as early as 42–25 thousand years ago (ka), specifically at Mahadebbera and Kana, situated in the West Bengal area of India. This information adds substantively to scientific understanding of early human migrations and significant technological developments during the Pleistocene. Dating was possible through Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) and the associated microliths and other artifacts were examined in detail. In relation to prior findings in the larger surrounding region, the new discoveries allow discussion of raw materials acquisition, possible travel routes, and other issues during a critical time of human evolutionary history.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 56
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 2
dc.subject microliths
dc.subject Late Pleistocene
dc.subject South Asia
dc.subject hominid migration
dc.subject Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL)
dc.title Earliest Dates of Microlithic Industries (42–25 ka) from West Bengal, Eastern India: New Light on Modern Human Occupation in the Indian Subcontinent
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Asian Perspectives, 2017 - Volume 56, Number 2 (Fall)


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