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Lecture 23

Early human migration from africa people go into

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-early human migration from Africa: people go into south asia. -Narmada River: gives us early human remains which indicates human activities. A nice place for hunters and gatherers to live. -Rock art in Bhimbetka: we do not have writing but have symbol system that is communicating something rich about these cultures. What are they indicating? It could be expression of teaching, learning, mock battle, entertainment and not necessarily warfare. -you also get big animals in the rock art that are both tasty and symbolic importance in terms of abundance. -get transition from hunter to farming in the site of Mehrgarh! -the area of Mehragh was occupied 6500 b.c.! they are taking a risk in taking the farming techniques even though everyone around them is doing hunter gathering. Mehrgarh is right where the plain meets the hills. It was a transition bridge for the highland and lowland zone just like Chavin in South America. When it was first occupied, they have cattle ship and goats and wheat and barley and trade and nonlocal good like marine shells, stone, turquoise and copper. The position in betweens the plains and highlands, they are taking advantage of it. It is a key
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