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Mahi Wala 1 (MW-1): a Mesolithic site in the Thal desert of Punjab (Pakistan)

Mahi Wala 1 (MW-1): a Mesolithic site in the Thal desert of Punjab (Pakistan) Asian Archaeology (2020) 3:1–8 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41826-019-00024-z FIELD WORK REPORT Mahi Wala 1 (MW-1): a Mesolithic site in the Thal desert of Punjab (Pakistan) 1 2 3 Paolo Biagi & Elisabetta Starnini & Zubair Shafi Ghauri Received: 4 April 2019 / Accepted: 12 June 2019 / Published online: 24 June 2019 Research Center for Chinese Frontier Archaeology (RCCFA), Jilin University and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019 1Preface considered by a few authors a transitional period that covers ca two thousand years between the end of the Upper The problem of the Early Holocene Mesolithic hunter-gatherers Palaeolithic and the beginning of the Neolithic food producing in the Indian Subcontinent is still a much debated topic in the economy (Misra 2002: 112). The reasons why our knowledge prehistory of south Asia (Lukacs et al. 1996; Sosnowska 2010). of the Mesolithic period in the Subcontinent in general is still Their presence often relies on knapped stone assemblages insufficiently known is due mainly to 1) the absence of a de- characterised by different types of geometric microlithic arma- tailed radiocarbon chronology to frame the Mesolithic com- tures (Kajiwara 2008: 209), namely lunates, triangles and tra- plexes into each of the three climatic periods that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Archaeology Springer Journals

Mahi Wala 1 (MW-1): a Mesolithic site in the Thal desert of Punjab (Pakistan)

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © Research Center for Chinese Frontier Archaeology (RCCFA), Jilin University and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
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Social Sciences; Archaeology
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2520-8098
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2520-8101
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10.1007/s41826-019-00024-z
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Asian Archaeology (2020) 3:1–8 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41826-019-00024-z FIELD WORK REPORT Mahi Wala 1 (MW-1): a Mesolithic site in the Thal desert of Punjab (Pakistan) 1 2 3 Paolo Biagi & Elisabetta Starnini & Zubair Shafi Ghauri Received: 4 April 2019 / Accepted: 12 June 2019 / Published online: 24 June 2019 Research Center for Chinese Frontier Archaeology (RCCFA), Jilin University and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019 1Preface considered by a few authors a transitional period that covers ca two thousand years between the end of the Upper The problem of the Early Holocene Mesolithic hunter-gatherers Palaeolithic and the beginning of the Neolithic food producing in the Indian Subcontinent is still a much debated topic in the economy (Misra 2002: 112). The reasons why our knowledge prehistory of south Asia (Lukacs et al. 1996; Sosnowska 2010). of the Mesolithic period in the Subcontinent in general is still Their presence often relies on knapped stone assemblages insufficiently known is due mainly to 1) the absence of a de- characterised by different types of geometric microlithic arma- tailed radiocarbon chronology to frame the Mesolithic com- tures (Kajiwara 2008: 209), namely lunates, triangles and tra- plexes into each of the three climatic periods that

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Asian ArchaeologySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 24, 2020

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