In order to reconstruct any period of history, the discipline of archaeology has been a base to obtain data in the form of coins, inscriptions, habitations, temples, forts, tombs, monuments, icons, terracottas, etc.
The present book is a comprehensive evaluation of Early Human cultures flourished in Andhra Pradesh based on the result of archaeological investigations and scientific studies carried out by several individual scholars from time to time. It deals with Stone Age Cultures periodically divided into lower, middle, upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic cultures as well as subsequent early village settlements of Neolithic-Chalcolithic and Megalithic cultures in view of socio-economic and cultural feature of each culture in its geographical setting in spatio-temporal perspectives. It accounts the depiction of hunter-gatherer communities and village farming communities viewed through the present day tribal communities as part of analogy for better understanding the existence of past human life which formed an incredible base and development of human population since time immemorial.
This book on prehistory of Andhra Pradesh will be useful to young people who are interested in archaeological studies.