ABOUT THE BOOK:
In order to reconstruct any period of history, the discipline of archaeology has been a base to obtain data in the form of coins, inscriptions, habitations, temples, forts, tombs, monuments, icons, terracottas, etc.
The present book is a comprehensive evaluation of Early Human cultures flourished in Andhra Pradesh based on the result of archaeological investigations and scientific studies carried out by several individual scholars from time to time. It deals with Stone Age Cultures periodically divided into lower, middle, upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic cultures as well as subsequent early village settlements of Neolithic-Chalcolithic and Megalithic cultures in view of socio-economic and cultural feature of each culture in its geographical setting in spatio-temporal perspectives. It accounts the depiction of hunter-gatherer communities and village farming communities viewed through the present day tribal communities as part of analogy for better understanding the existence of past human life which formed an incredible base and development of human population since time immemorial.
This book on prehistory of Andhra Pradesh will be useful to young people who are interested in archaeological studies.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. P.C. Venkatasubbaiah (b. 1960), Faculty member (Professor and BOS Chairman) in the Department of History, Archaeology and Culture, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh. He did Master’s in 1984 from Nagpur University, Nagpur, and Ph.D. in 1992 from Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune. Subsequently, pursued Post-Doctoral Research at P.S. Telugu University, Srisailam Campus, Andhra Pradesh.
As part of his archaeological field investigations since 1986 discovered more than 300 sites (i.e. prehistoric, proto-historic, early historic, etc.) in Chittoor, Kadapa and Kurnool districts of Andhra Pradesh. He has 80 research articles and two books to his credit. He has conducted two National seminars and completing UGC and ICHR Research Projects in Chittoor and Kurnool districts. He is a life member of several academic bodies dealing with archaeology and history, i.e. APHC, SIHC, IHC, ISPQS, Ancient Asia, Dravidian Studies, etc.