Dhaba: An initial report on an Acheulean, Middle Palaeolithic and microlithic locality in the Middle Son Valley, north-central India

Haslam, Michael, Harris, Clair, Clarkson, Chris, Pal, J. N., Shipton, Ceri, Crowther, Alison, Koshy, Jinu, Bora, Janardhana, Ditchfield, Peter, Ram, Harindra Prasad, Price, Kathryn, Dubey, A. K. and Petraglia, Michael (2012) Dhaba: An initial report on an Acheulean, Middle Palaeolithic and microlithic locality in the Middle Son Valley, north-central India. Quaternary International, 258 191-199. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2011.09.007


Author Haslam, Michael
Harris, Clair
Clarkson, Chris
Pal, J. N.
Shipton, Ceri
Crowther, Alison
Koshy, Jinu
Bora, Janardhana
Ditchfield, Peter
Ram, Harindra Prasad
Price, Kathryn
Dubey, A. K.
Petraglia, Michael
Title Dhaba: An initial report on an Acheulean, Middle Palaeolithic and microlithic locality in the Middle Son Valley, north-central India
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.2011.09.007
Open Access Status
Volume 258
Start page 191
End page 199
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This paper presents the first report on Dhaba, a newly discovered locality in the Middle Son Valley, north-central India. The locality preserves Acheulean, Middle Palaeolithic and microlithic artefacts within a Late Quaternary stratified alluvial sequence. Initial information is provided on the sedimentary sequence, archaeological survey and excavation, topographical mapping, and lithic technological analysis of Dhaba 1, the largest excavation at the locality. The assemblage is situated within the regional geomorphological and hominin occupation sequences, noting that while Dhaba lies within a kilometre of Toba tephra deposits, no temporal link between the tephra and the artefact-bearing sediments is possible at present. Dhaba currently provides the only known extensive occurrence of Middle Palaeolithic artefacts in the Middle Son Valley that lacks handaxes.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 16 September 2011. Special issue - The Toba Volcanic Super-eruption of 74,000 Years Ago: Climate Change, Environments, and Evolving Humans.

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