31 South Asia: archaeology
Part II: Holocene migrations
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Fuller, D. Q. 2013. 31 South Asia: archaeology. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
The archaeology of South Asia indicates a spread of agriculture from the northwest, early in the Holocene, together with internal developments of plant domestication in the Deccan and the Ganges plain. These developments related closely with the spreads of the Indo-European, Dravidian, and Austroasiatic language families in South Asia.