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      Palaeoclimate; archaeology; dating; stratigraphy; dunes; gravel ridges; quaternary formations

    • Abstract


      Quaternary formations in western Rajasthan are of fluvial, locustrinal and aeolian origins. Fossil gravel ridge of Jayal in Nagaur District is one of the earliest quaternary formations so far recorded in the region. A rich lower palaeolithic habitation-cum-workshop site has been discovered in association with the gravel ridge. Multiple evidence for climatic change in the area during the quaternary period is discussed.

    • Author Affiliations


      D P Agrawal1 P S Datta2 Zahid Hussain3 R V Krishnamurthy1 V N Misra3 S N Rajaguru3 P K Thomas3

      1. Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad - 380009
      2. Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi - 110029
      3. Poona University, Poona - 411006
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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