The last three decades have witnessed a phenomenal increase in research activity in the archaeology of Ganga plain. This time-span has also seen greater participation of natural scientists in understanding archaeological problems. The increased participation of geologists, geomorphologists, human biologists, palaeozoologists and archaeobotanists has brought a paradigm shift in understanding past human cultures. The discovery of Mesolithic culture in the alluvial plain of the Ganga constitutes a distinct contribution to our knowledge. It is now well established that the first effective colonization of the Ganga plain was done by a band of adventurous people sometime around 10,000 BC.
The present book takes a synoptic look of all the new discoveries and discusses their ramifications.