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Les premiers peuplements d'Asie du Sud : vestiges culturels

Abstract : South Asia had a relatively stable climate during Lower and Middle Pleistocene; only the Himalaya piedmonts recorded periglacial conditions. The chronological setting of Palaeolithic assemblages is becoming more accurate in the last two decades as the dating methods improve and volcanic ash layers are identified in relation with sites. The first indication of human activity occurs around 2Ma, in the north-western sector of the Siwalik range, and the Acheulian starts before 1Ma, in the south-west of Indian Peninsula. It seems that Acheulian technological stage is not preceded by pebble/cobble tool industries, neither in the Peninsula, where such industries are unknown, nor in the Siwaliks, where they occur in abundance (Soanian technical tradition) but are probably later than the middle of Middle Pleistocene.
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Claire Gaillard. Les premiers peuplements d'Asie du Sud : vestiges culturels. Comptes Rendus Palevol, Elsevier, 2006, CLIMATS-CULTURES-SOCIETES aux temps préhistoriques, de l'apparition des Hominidés jusqu'au Néolithique CLIMATES-CULTURES-SOCIETIES during Prehistoric times, since Hominid advent up to the Neolithic, 5 (1-2), pp.359-369. ⟨10.1016/j.crpv.2005.09.007⟩. ⟨halshs-00361311⟩



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