CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction; 2. General Account and Geology; 3. Lithostratigraphy of the Alluvium; 4. Faunal Material; 5. Systematic Palaeontology; 6. Fossils and Taphonomy; 7. Taphonomy and Palaeoecology; 8. Age of the Narmada Alluvium; 9. Concluding Remarks.
This book The Central Narmada Valley: A Study in Quaternary Palaeontology and Allied Aspects is the first attempt at studying a small stretch of the valley from a murti-disciplinary point view incorporating the results of archaeology, geology, palaeontology and taphonomy. New techniques and parameters have been applied to study and re-interprets these area. This book also summarizes the morphology, distribution pattern and evolutionary history of certain extinct animals in relation to cultural development. With te help of Modern analogies, the book attempts to build up a palaeoecological model for Narmada and its surrounding areas including some of the rock shelter sites. The book extends the dimension of understanding the life of history of Narmada and its tributaries, not only by discovering and reinterpreting various biology and cultural events, but also by seeking to understand varied aspect like river behaviour, food history and man-land relationship during the past. The book should prove useful to students and researches of view valley culture in general and to those of Narmada Valley in particulars.