Continuity and change in the lithic industries of the Jurreru Valley, India, before and after the Toba eruption

Clarkson, Chris, Jones, Sacha and Harris, Clair (2012) Continuity and change in the lithic industries of the Jurreru Valley, India, before and after the Toba eruption. Quaternary International, 258 165-179.


Author Clarkson, Chris
Jones, Sacha
Harris, Clair
Title Continuity and change in the lithic industries of the Jurreru Valley, India, before and after the Toba eruption
Journal name Quaternary International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1040-6182
1873-4553
Publication date 2012-05-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.quaint.2011.11.007
Volume 258
Start page 165
End page 179
Total pages 15
Editor Michael D. Petraglia
Ravi Korisettar
J. N. Pal
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Lithic assemblage variability is synthesized and discussed for seven open sites and one rockshelter from the Jurreru Valley in the Kurnool district of southern India. The sites span the last c.77,000 years and provide an invaluable record of cultural change spanning the Toba Super-eruption, 74 thousand years ago (ka), as well as the transition to the microlithic. Lithic evidence documents long-term continuities before and after the eruption that indicates the Toba eruption had a minimal impact on the underlying system of flake production in the valley. The analysis also indicates that many cores from above and below the Toba ash are technologically extremely similar to those from early modern human sites in sub-Saharan Africa, southeast Asia and Australia, suggesting modern humans may have entered India before the Toba eruption as part of an early eastward dispersal from Africa.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 12 November 2011. Special issue - The Toba Volcanic Super-eruption of 74,000 Years Ago: Climate Change, Environments, and Evolving Humans.

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