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Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India
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Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita

Manjil Hazarika

Abstract

Northeast India forms a kaleidoscope of a variety of people having distinct culture, ethnicity, religion, language, and physiology, and can be considered as a melting pot of various ethnic cultures of different backgrounds. So, what are the root causes of this bewildering ethnic diversity? The movements of people since the prehistoric period may be considered to be one of the core factors, besides several other socio-cultural, genetic, physical, and environmental explanations for this mosaic ethnic situation. Considering the movements of people of different cultural, linguistic, physical, and ... More

Keywords: Northeast India, Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Megalithic, population movement, domestication of plants and animals, Garbhanga Reserve Forest, Karbis, ethnoarchaeology, human ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199474660
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199474660.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manjil Hazarika, author
Assistant Professor, Cotton College State University in Guwahati