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Palaeoclimate, stratigraphy and prehistory in north and west Rajasthan

  • D. P. Agrawal
  • P. S. Datta
  • Zahid Hussain
  • R. V. Krishnamurthy
  • V. N. Misra
  • S. N. Rajaguru
  • P. K. Thomas
Article

Abstract

Quaternary formations in western Rajasthan are of fluvial, locustrinal and aeolian origins. Fossil gravel ridge of Jayal in Nagaur District is one of the earliest quaternary formations so far recorded in the region. A rich lower palaeolithic habitation-cum-workshop site has been discovered in association with the gravel ridge. Multiple evidence for climatic change in the area during the quaternary period is discussed.

Keywords

Palaeoclimate archaeology dating stratigraphy dunes gravel ridges quaternary formations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. P. Agrawal
    • 1
  • P. S. Datta
    • 2
  • Zahid Hussain
    • 3
  • R. V. Krishnamurthy
    • 1
  • V. N. Misra
    • 3
  • S. N. Rajaguru
    • 3
  • P. K. Thomas
    • 3
  1. 1.Physical Research LaboratoryAhmedabad
  2. 2.Department of Science and TechnologyNew Delhi
  3. 3.Poona UniversityPoona

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