Book title: Chalcolithic South Asia: Aspects of Crafts and Technologies
Author(s): Vasant Shinde, Shweta Sinha Deshpande, Amrita Sarkar, Series Ed. O.C. Handa
ISBN: 9788182749085
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 244
Price: Rs. 1895
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About the Book:

Technology forms an important aspect of culture, as it gauges the economic and social developments of a society during its various phases. The rate of technological change that took place until the Chalcolithic was slow and that spread over a long period of time. For, that was in response to the basic social needs, like the search for food and shelter. However, 5,000 years ago during the Chalcolithic period, a momentous cultural transition began which generated new needs and resources. That was accompanied by a significant increase in technological innovation.

In this book, an attempt has been made to explore the possibility of reconstructing various aspects of Chalcolithic technologies in South Asia. In order to reconstruct that, the archaeological evidences related to the craft and manufacture and the ethnographic data of the modern communities, which is technologically at par with the Chalcolithic, have been considered. 



About the Author:

Vasant Shinde An internationally renowned archaeologist, Prof. Vasant Shinde is a Senior faculty and Vice Chancellor of Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed University), Pune. Prof. Shinde has been actively engaged in archaeological research for the last 35 years in various parts of India and abroad. He is founder and General Secretary of the Society of South Asian Archaeology and Chief Editor of the online, peer reviewed open access, International journal of Ancient Asia published by Ubiquity Press, UK.

Shweta Sinha Deshpande Dr. Shweta Deshpande, Ph.D. in archaeology from Deccan College (Deemed University) and currently working as an Assistant Professor at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Symbiosis International University, Pune has been involved with archaeology and associated research for the past one decade, contributing to the field through the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary analytical approach. She has co-authored many research articles and books.

Amrita Sarkar Dr. Amrita Sarkar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute, (Deemed University), Pune. She has published over 12 research articles in the prestigious national and international journals and has also presented results of her research in the national and international conferences. She is also working as the Joint Secretary of Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOAAS) and is the Joint Editor of Ancient Asia, peer reviewed journal of SOSAA published by Ubiquity Press, UK.  


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