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Volume:
14
Year:
1980
Language:
english
Journal:
Modern Asian Studies
DOI:
10.2307/312144
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Reviewed Work(s): Early Palaeolithic in South and East Asia by Fumiko Ikawa-Smith
Review by: Bridget Allchin
Source: Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3 (1980), pp. 510-511
Published by: Cambridge University Press
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510

REVIEWS

years ago B. N. Goswamy
would term 'family recon
families

of

contained
carefully

place

of

Pahari

in

painters.1

village

inscribed

revenu

in

the

pilgrimage;

and

r

su

in the field. Goswamy, i
relationships, dates and p

anonymity

of

the

Pahari

pa

the painters with particul
who painted what; and th
'The collective style of the

Dr Archer concluded, 'has of
tion.' It should not be forgo
historians responsible for th
despaired of the possibility

any

Pahari

be

more

to

the

to

painting
the

could

'family

as

th

-who has not been to Indi
to put it to the test. But t
records,

has made a little more accessible to us all.

are

cut

off

University of Leicester CLIVE DEWEY

Early Palaeolithic in South and East Asia. Edited by F

(World Anthropology Series, general editor
Publishers: the Hague, Paris, 1978. Pp. 389 +

price given).

This is a collection of papers submitted to a conference on the East Asian
Palaeolithic held at the Gill University in 1973, organized by ; the editor
Fumiko Ikawa-Smith. The conference was part of the IXth International
Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, and the book has a
Preface by the general editor, Sol Tax, setting out the method of organization

and aims of the Congress. He points out that this is one of a series of independent volumes, each of which deals with part of the wide range covered

by the Congress as a whole, and some of which are listed on the back cover.

The preface is followed by a brief but highly appropriate foreword by
Frangois Borde, and an introduction by Fumiko Ikawa-Smith succintly outlining the problems of terminology, dating, and interpretation etc., confront-

ing prehistorians and others concerned with early man in East Asia. The
book concludes with a short review by Hallam L. Movius Jr. At first sight

this rather elaborate framework may seem somewhat excessive, but on closer

consideration of the contents one can understand the need for it, and one

19 B. N. Goswamy, 'Pahari Painting: the Family as the

XXI, no. 4 (1968), pp. 17-62.

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REVIEWS

appreciates

the

which this and
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five

groups,

Asia,

cover

combinatio

other aspects
contributions

headed

Northeast

a

511

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as

Asia,

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enormous

New

area

from the equator to the ar
Holocene. Inevitably the co

differing

amount

of

availabl

regions. The method of ap
greatly. They include brief
authorities in their fields,
Pakistan (pp. 97-128), and
317-28), of which the obvi
almost

There

fields

some

any

are

of

of

aspect

also

research

which

unavoidably

to

be

so,

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on

by

early

tend

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forward

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world

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and

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also provide a practical sol

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and amount of evidence avail

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paper

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of

particular

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in

the

inte

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a scholarly and balanced ac
supporting the presence of
homids in the Amur basin

early mid-Pleistocene. It conc
this holds for the peopling o
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deal of material that woul
places and in a number of
appended to many of the p

this

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for

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must

so

long.

advances

and

regretted

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record

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value

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circulation,

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time

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promulgating

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tha

invaluable,

University of Cambridge BRIDGET ALLCHIN

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