book reviews shown to be inadequate when describing South Asia. The heterogeneous Harappans are presented in Chapters 1415. Skeletal and dental analyses confirm their biological origins in the earlier populations of the northwestern portion of the subcontinent and their continuity with later peoples, including the `problematic' post-Harappan cemetery H. No major role for population replacement or migration from Southwest Asia is substantiated. Accordingly, the role of Aryan marauders as destroyers of Harappan civilization is firmly discounted and relegated to the realm of myth. The diversity of the megalith builders, and their lack of direct links with particular historic and extant `tribal' groups, is the subject of Chapter 16. Questions of race, ethnicity, and linguistic identity are given serious attention by South Asian researchers. Are the roots of today's socially stratified cultures to be found in the past (Chapter 17)? Can IndoEuropean roots in South Asia be traced as proposed by archaeologists (such as the Allchins and Renfrew) or genetic researchers (Cavalli-Sforza)? Kennedy finds little or no support for these arguments in the skeletal and dental evidence. In sum, God-Apes and Fossil Men has an incredibly broad scope covering geography, geology, ecology, prehistory, protohistory, primate and human palaeontology, skeletal
Asian Perspectives – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Jan 11, 2001
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