Archaeological Heritage in Karnataka with Particular Reference to Geographical Setting

Thakur, Hema (2017) Archaeological Heritage in Karnataka with Particular Reference to Geographical Setting. Transactions-The Indian Institute of Geographers, 39 (1). pp. 109-114.

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Abstract: Karnataka has given extremely rich evidence for archaeological remains. The landscape of Karnataka seems to have been suitable for human habitation from the pre-historic through the proto-historic and historic period as evidence for all the three phases is available almost all over the state. In this paper the geographical landscape of Karnataka has been discussed. The drainage of Karnataka is based on three notable rivers - Krishna on the north, the Kaveri on the south, the two Pennars (North Pennar and South Pennar) and the Palar on the east. The drainage of Karnataka is mentioned as settlements from the neolithic period onwards are located close to the rivers and rivers played a crucial role in sustaining human habitation. Similarly, Karnataka enjoys the benefit of numerous mountain ranges. Mountains are a source of economically viable rocks and minerals. There is evidence for the exploitation of metals and minerals since prehistoric period. Other important geographical aspects which may have had a bearing on the historical development such as soil types, flora and fauna, climate, etc. have been examined.
Item Type: Journal Paper
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Keywords: landscape, rivers, mountains, metals and minerals
Subjects: School of Humanities > Archaeology
Doctoral Programme > PhD Scholar Publications
Programmes > Heritage Science and Society Programme
Divisions: Schools > Humanities
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 05:49
Last Modified: 15 May 2021 10:32
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