DISCOVERIES OF PALEOLITHIC AND NEOLITHIC ARTEFACTS IN AND AROUND KARACHI, PAKISTAN

S. AKHTAR, M.R. DHANANI

Abstract


Discoveries of flint outcrops in Onger, Jhimpir, Thano Bula Khan and Gadani led the exploration of Stone Age culture in these areas and Karachi. The traces of upper Paleolithic and Neolithic assemblages were first identified in this region in 1930s. Discoveries of Palaeolithic stone implements in Onger was a landmark for researchers to understand the development of early prehistoric culture in this region. Exploration of Neolithic artefacts in the Khadeji a, Malir River Valley and along the coast of Karachi provide evidences (of) that how the Neolithic farmers and fishermen lived in the region and technologically advance in making stone implements.

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