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31 South Asia: archaeology

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. Dorian Q. Fuller

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm831

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Fuller, D. Q. 2013. 31 South Asia: archaeology. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • archaeology;
  • Asia;
  • Holocene