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By Gwen Robbins Schug

"Using subadult skeletons from the Deccan Chalcolithic interval of Indian prehistory, besides archaeological and paleoclimate information, this quantity makes an immense contribution to knowing the consequences of ecological swap on demography and youth progress in the course of the moment millennium B.C. in peninsular India."--Michael Pietrusewsky, college of Hawai‘i at Manoa

In the context of present debates approximately international warming, archaeology contributes very important insights for knowing environmental adjustments in prehistory, and the implications and responses of earlier populations to them.

In Indian archaeology, weather swap and monsoon variability are frequently invoked to give an explanation for significant demographic transitions, cultural adjustments, and migrations of prehistoric populations. in the course of the overdue Holocene (1400-700 B.C.), agricultural groups flourished in a semiarid zone of the Indian subcontinent, till they precipitously collapsed. Gwen Robbins Schug integrates the latest paleoclimate reconstructions with an leading edge research of skeletal continues to be from one of many final deserted villages to supply a brand new interpretation of the archaeological list of this period.

Robbins Schug’s biocultural synthesis offers us with a brand new means of the adaptive, social, and cultural ameliorations that came about during this area throughout the first and moment millennia B.C. Her paintings sincerely and compellingly usurps the weather switch paradigm, demonstrating the complexity of human-environmental ameliorations. This unique and demanding contribution to bioarchaeological examine and technique enriches our knowing of either international weather switch and South Asian prehistory.

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