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History of Botany in Neolithic Age in Indian Subcontinent -1

History of Botany in Neolithic Age in Indian Subcontinent -1
(Characteristics of Neolithic Age of Indian Subcontinent)
HISTORY of BOTANY in Indian Subcontinent -6
By: Bhishma Kukreti M.Sc. (Botany) (Medical Tourism History Researcher)
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Neolithic age means the new Stone Age or Agriculture Revolution Period in Indian Subcontinent.
No doubt, Neolithic age started around 10000 BC but it started in India around 7000 BC.
Indus Valley civilization is part or flourishing result of Neolithic age.
Geographical Sites of Neo Lithic Age in India
The following sites are important sites of Neolithic Period in India –
Mehargarh in Pakistan
Gufcral (Kashmir Region)
Burzahom (Kashmir Region)
Chirand in Bihar
Mahgaro in Uttar Pradesh
Chopani Mando in Uttar Pradesh
Char Hills in North East region
Gharo Hills in North East region
Naga Hills in North East region
Kodekal and Piyampalli in Tamil Nadu
Palavoy in Andhra Pradesh
Maski and Brahmgiri in Karnataka
From Food gatherer to food producers –The people became farmers in this period. The exchange of goods also became common practice in Neolithic Age in India. Food production brought prosperity and people also found time for creating potteries, baskets, carpentry and other creative works too.
The domestication of plants and animals became a culture in Neolithic Period.
The main characteristics of Neolithic age in India were-
Human beings living in communities
Farming practices
Food and other materials trade or exchanges of goods started
People started living near water sources as river or lake or pond banks.
The tools also changes in this period for farming and other house hold uses .The houses were built by bamboo, roofs were made by grasses or leaves and were of rectangular shape. The walls were being built by stones or by bricks too.
The Neolithic people believed in life after death hence, they buried food and other materials with dead bodies.

Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, bjkukreti@gmail.com , Mumbai India, June 2019
HISTORY of BOTANY in Indian Subcontinent will be continued in next chapter
Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Andhra Pradesh India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Arunachal Pradesh, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Assam, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Bihar, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Chhattisgarh , India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Goa, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Gujarat, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Haryana , India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Himachal Pradesh , India, Asia; ; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Jammu Kashmir , India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Jharkhand ,India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Karnataka, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Kerala, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Madhya Pradesh India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Maharashtra , India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Manipur, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Meghalaya, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Mizoram , India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Nagaland, India, Asia; ; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Odisha, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Punjab, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Rajasthan , India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Sikkim, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Tamil Nadu, India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Telangana , India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Tripura , India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Uttarakhand (U.K.) , India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Uttar Pradesh , India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of West Bengal ,India, Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of , Indian subcontinent , Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of , Myanmar , Indian subcontinent , Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of , Bangladesh , Indian subcontinent , Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Pakistan , Indian subcontinent , Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Baluchistan , Indian subcontinent , Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Nepal , Indian subcontinent , Asia; Neolithic Age in India and History of Botany of Afghanistan, Indian subcontinent , Asia;

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