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Title: Evidence of human occupation and humid climate of 30 Ka in the alluvium of southern Ganga Plain
Authors: Singh I.B.
Sharma S.
Sharma M.
Srivastava, P.
Rajagopalan G.
Published in: Current Science
Abstract: A stratigraphic horizon in the cliff of Yamuna river at Kalpi has yielded rich vertebrate fossils, namely an elephant tusk (3.54 m long), shoulder blade of elephant, molars of equus, bovids, bos, etc. along with fragments of bones showing definite evidence of human workmanship. Human femurs with unique pencil sharpening are also found in the calcrete conglomerate in Yamuna river bed, which are time equivalent to above horizon. This horizon represents deposit of humid climate around 30 Ka, and is affected by intense seismic event. This is so far the oldest human occupation site in the Ganga Plain.
Citation: Current Science, 76(7): 1022-1026
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/25509
Issue Date: 1999
ISSN: 113891
Author Scopus IDs: 7401774897
57203101902
57198780479
57202563023
7004233723
Author Affiliations: Singh, I.B., Department of Geology, Lucknow University, Lucknow 226 007, India
Sharma, S., Department of Geology, Lucknow University, Lucknow 226 007, India
Sharma, M., Department of Geology, Lucknow University, Lucknow 226 007, India
Srivastava, P., Department of Geology, Lucknow University, Lucknow 226 007, India
Rajagopalan, G., Birbal Sahni Inst. of Palaeobotany, Lucknow 226 007, India
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Corresponding Author: Singh, I.B.; Department of Geology, , Lucknow 226 007, India
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