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India an Archaeological HistoryPalaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations$
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Dilip Chakrabarti

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198064121

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.001.0001

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Some General Issues

Some General Issues

Chapter:
(p.319) VIII Some General Issues
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India an Archaeological History
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Dilip K. Chakrabarti

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0008

This chapter addresses some issues regarding the study of archaeology of the subcontinent. These issues cover geography, prehistory, settlement, agriculture, metallurgy, and trade and trade routes. It concludes that the journey from the subcontinent's palaeolithic beginnings to its early historic foundations is no doubt very varied, and, of course, very long; much of it can be seen only in patches.

Keywords:   subcontinent, trade routes, India, archaeology, geography, prehistory, settlement, agriculture, metallurgy, trade

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