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    Gaillard, Claire, Mishra S., Singh, Mukesh, Deo, Sushama and Abbas Riza 2010 Lower and Early Middle Pleistocene Acheulian in the Indian sub-continent, Quaternary International 223-224:265-270Gaillard&al2010.pdf

Mishra, S., C. Gaillard, C. Hertler, A.-M. Moigne, and H. T. Simanjuntak. 2010b. India and Java: Contrasting Records, Intimate Connections. Quaternary International 223-224:265-270.JQI2228.pdf

    Mishra, S., S. G. Deo, R. Abbas, S. Naik, G. Shete, N. Agrawal, and S. N. Rajaguru. 2009. "Excavations at the Early Acheulian site of Morgaon, Maharashtra (2000-2007)," in Recent Research Trends in South Asian Archaeology. Edited by K. Paddayya, P. P. Joglekar, K. K. Basa, and R. Sawant, pp. 121-137. Pune: Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute.sankaliapaper.pdf


    Rajaguru, S. N., S. Pappu, S. G. Deo, and S. Mishra. 2009. "Earth Sciences and the Lower Palaeolithic: Recent Research and Future Prospects," in Recent Research Trends in South Asian Archaeology. Edited by K. Paddayya, P. P. Joglekar, K. K. Basa, and R. Sawant. Pune: Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute.Rajaguru2009a.pdf

    Mishra, Sheila 2008 The Lower Palaeolithic: A Review of recent findings, Man and Environment 33(1):14-29 mishra2008.pdf

     Mishra, Sheila 2006/7The Indian Lower palaeolithic, Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute 56/57:47-94 mishra2008a.pdf


    Mishra, S. M.J. White, P. Beaumont, P. Antoine, D.R. Bridgland, N. Limondin-Lozouet, J.I. Santisteban, D.C. Schreve, A.D. Shaw, F.F. Wenban-Smith, R.W.C. Westaway and T.S. White 2007 Fluvial deposits as an archive of early human activity Quaternary Science Reviews 26 (2-24):2996-3016

    Sangode, S. J., S. Mishra, S. Naik, and S. Deo. 2007. Magnetostratigraphy of the Quaternary sediments associated with some Toba Tephra and Acheulian artefact bearing localities in the Western and Central India. Gondwana Magazine, Speacial Volume 10:111-121sangode2007.pdf

    Sangode, S. J., Sinha, R., O. S. Chauhan, B. Phartiyal, R. K. Mazari, N. Suresh, Sheila Mishra, Rohtash Kumar, T. N. Bagati, P. Bhattacharjee 2007 Environmental magnetic studies on some Quaternary sediments of varied depositional settings in the Indian subcontinent:Implications for detrital to authigenic controls. Quaternary International, 159, 102-118  sangode2007_magnetism_QI.pdf

    Mishra, S., Deo, S.G., and S.N. Rajaguru 2007 Some Observatins on laterites developed on Deccan Trap: Implications for Post-Trap Denudational History Journal of the  Geological Society of Indiamishraetal2007.pdf 

    Deo, S.G., Mishra, S,. and S.N. Rajaguru 2007 Palaeoclimatic studies at the Deccan College (1940-2005): A Geoarcheological approach Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute 64-65:209-227.palaeoclimate-review.pdf 

    Deo, S.G., Mishra, S., Rajaguru, S.N.and  Savita Ghate 2007 Antiquity of Acheulian Culture in Upland Maharashtra: A Geoarchaeological Approach pp 292-308 in Human Origins, Genome and People of India Ed Sankhayan, A.R. Concept Publishers: Calcutta.Deoetal2007a.pdf 

    Mishra, S., Deo, S.G., Naik, S., Joglekar, P.P. , Deshpande-Mukherjee, A., Ghate, S., Kshirsagar, A. and Utpala Adav 2006 Evidence of Human Occupation from a Terrace dated to 7..8 kyr at Sakshal Pimpri, District Bid, Maharashtra. Man and Environment 31:19-26mishraetal2006.pdf 

    Jain, M., Tandon, S.K., Singhvi, A.K., Mishra, S. and S.C. Bhatt 2005 , Quaternary alluvial stratigraphical development in a desert setting: a case study from the Luni River basin, Thar Desert of western India, Special Publications of the International Association of Sedimentologists. 35, 349–371.19_Jain1.pdf

    S.N. Rajaguru, Sushama Deo, Sheila Mishra, Savita Ghate, Sonali Naik and Prabodh Shirvalkar. 2004. Geoarchaeological Significance of the Detrital Laterite Discovery in the Karha Basin, Pune District, Maharashtra. Man and Environment 29 (1):1-6.rajaguruetal2004.pdf

    Westaway, Rob ,David Bridgland and Sheila Mishra 2003 Rheological differences between Archaean and younger crust can determine rates of Quaternary vertical motions revealed by fluvial geomorphology, Terra Nova 15(5):287-298. Terra.pdf

    Mishra, S., Naik, S., Deo, S., Ghate, S. and Rajaguru S.N. 2003 Fluvial Response to Late Quaternary Climatic Change: Case Studies from Upland Western India, Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy-A 69(2): 185-200.20008a2d_185.pdf

    Kale, V.S., Mishra S. and V.R. Baker 2003 Sedimentary records of palaeofloods in the bedrockgorges of the Tapi and Narmada rivers, central India Current Science 84:1072-79Kaleetal2000.pdf

    Gaillard, C. and Mishra, S 2001 The Lower Palaeolithic in South Asia. Pp73-92 in Origin of Settlements and Chronology of the Paleolithic Cultures in SE Asia. (Eds) Semah, F., Falgueres, C., Grimaund-Herve, D and Semah A-M. Semenanjuang, Paris.gaillardmishra.pdf

    Mishra, Sheila 2001 Quaternary Fluvial Geomorphology of Western India, National Symposium on the Role of Earth Sciences in Intergrated Development and Related Societal Issues, GSI Special Publication 65 (1):ixxv-ixxxmishralucknow.pdf

    Achyuthan, A., Ghate, S., Deo, S.G. and Mishra, S. 2000 Holocene Episodes of Colluvial Depostion at Kalapet Near Pondicherry. Man and Environment 26 (2):43-46.achuyuthanetal.pdf

    Mishra S. and S.N. Rajaguru 2000 Late Quaternary Palaeoclimates of Western India: A Geoarchaeological Approach Mausam 52:285 296mausam.pdf.

    Mishra, Sheila 1999 Developing an Indian Stone Age Chronology. pp 80-88 in Time and Archaeology Tim Murray (Ed.) London and New York: Routledgemishra1993.pdf.

    Mishra, Sheila, S.B. Ota, G .Shete, Sonali Naik, and B.C.Deotare, 1999 Late Quaternary Alluvial History and Archaeological Sites in the Nimar Region of Western Madhya Pradesh, India, Man and Environment 24 (2). 159-166nimarme.pdf

    Mishra, S., M. Jain , S.K Tandon , A.K Singhvi., P.P.Joglekar, S.C.Bhatt , A.Kshirsagar, Sonali Naik , and Aarti Deshpande Muhkerjee 1999 Prehistoric Cultures and Late Quaternary Environments in the Luni Basin around Balotra, Man and Environment 24 (2). 39-50balotra.pdf.

    Mishra, S. Naik, U. Adav, S. Deo and S.N. Rajaguru, 1999 Studies in the Geomorphology, Quaternary Palaeoenvironments and Archaeology of the Vel River, a Tributary of the Bhima in Western Maharashtra, Man and Environment 24 (2). 159-166vel.pdf

    Enzel, Y., Ely, L.L., Mishra, S., Ramesh, R., Amit, R., Lazar, B., Rajaguru, S.N., Baker, V.R. and A. Sandler. 1999. High Resolution Holocene Environmental Changes in the Thar Desert, Northwestern India. Science 284:125-128.enzel2000.pdf

    Jain, M, Tandon, S.K. Bhatt, S.C., Singhvi, A.K. and Sheila Mishra 1999 Alluvial and Aeolian Sequences along the River Luni, Barmer District. Physical Stratigraphy and Feasibility of Luminescence Chronology Methods. pp 273-296 in Vedic Sarasvati: Evolutionary History of a Lost River of Northwestern India. Eds B.P. Radhakrishna and S.S. Merh. Geological Society of India Memoir 42. Bangalorejainetal1999.pdf

    Mishra , S. Rajaguru, S.N. Naik, S. Ghate, S.N. and. A. Kshirsagar 1998 Climatic Change during the Pleistocene/Holocene Transition in Upland Western Maharashtra, Western India.pp 323 -333 in Water Environment and Society in times of Climatic Change Bokar Sedet, Isreal. Kluwer Academic Publishers Netherlands.mishraetal1998.pdf

    Mishra, S. Rajaguru and B.L.K. Somayajulu 1998 Contribution of Geochronology to Indian Human Heritage. pp 60-68 in The Indian Human Heritage eds D. Balasubraminian and N. Appaji Rao Universities press. Hyderabadmishrarajagurusomayajulu1988.pdf.

    Mishra, S. and Rajaguru, S.N. 1998 Progress in Chronology of Stone Age Cultures in Western India. pp 1-12 in Dating in Indian Archaeology: Problems and Perspectives. Eds T.P. Verma and Ravinder Kumar. Bharat Itihas Sankalan Samiti. Mysore.mishraetal1998a.pdf

    Karmalkar, N.R., Ghate, S.N., Mishra S. and S.N. Rajaguru 1997. Morphology of the volcanic ash from the Kukdi river section, Pune District, Maharashtra. Journal of the Geological Society of India 51:213-219karmalkaretal1998.pdf.

    Kale, V.S., Mishra, S. and V.R. Baker. 1996 2000 Year Palaeoflood Record from Sakarghat on the Narmada River. Journal of the Geological Society of India. 50:283-285.kalemishrabaker97.pdf

    Naik, S. and Mishra, S. 1996 The Chalcolithic Phase in Pune District: A Review. Man and Environment 22(1): 45-58Naikmishra.pdf.

    Rajaguru, S.N. and S. Mishra 1996 Quaternary Climatic Changes in India: A Geoarchaeological Approach Indo Pacific Prehistory Association Bulletin 16:27-32rajagurumishra1995.pdf

    Ely, L. Enzel, Y., Kale, V.S. and S.Mishra. 1996. Changes in the Magnitude and Frequency of Late Holocene Monsoon Floods on the Narmada River, Central India. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 108:1134 1148.

    Kale, V.S., Baker, V.R. and S.Mishra. 1996. Multi Channel Patterns of Bedrock Rivers: An Example from the Central Narmada Basin Catena 26:85 98kalebakermishra1996.pdf.

    Rajaguru, S.N., Mishra, S. and Ghate, S. 1996. A Re interpretation of Gravel Spreads in the Jaisalmer Region, Thar Desert, India. Journal of Arid Environments 32:53 58.rajaguruetal1996.pdf

    Mishra, S., 1995. Chronology of the Indian Stone Age: The Impact of Recent Absolute and Relative Dating Attempts. Man and Environment 20(2):11 16Mishra1995.pdf

    Mishra, S., 1995. Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies at Nevasa: The Last Forty Years. Memoirs of the Geological Society of India 32:324 332Mishra1995.pdf.

    Mishra, S., Venkatesan, T.R., Rajaguru, S.N. and B.L.K. Somayajulu. 1995. Earliest Acheulian Industry from Peninsular India. Current Anthropology 36:847 851Mishraetal1995.pdf

    Rajaguru, S.N., Gupta, A., Kale, V.S., Mishra, S., Ganjoo, R.K., Ely, L., Enzel, Y. and Baker, V.R. 1995. Channel Form and Processes of the Flood Dominated Narmada River, India. Surface Earth Processes and Landforms 20:407 421rajaguruetal1995.pdf

    Sadakata, N., Maemoku, H., Rajaguru, S.N., Mishra S., and K. Fujiwara 1995 Late Quaternary Environmental Change in the Pravara Basin, Northwestern Deccan Upland, India. pp 43 56 in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Palaeoenvironmental Change in Tropical Subtropical Monsoon Asia. Special Publication no 24 of the Research Center for Regional Geography, Hiroshima University.sadakataetal.pdf

    Mishra S. 1994 The South Asian Lower Palaeolithic. Man and Environment 19(2) 57- 71mishra1994.pdf.

    Kale, V.S., Mishra, S., Enzel, Y., Ely, L., Rajaguru, S.N. and V.R. Baker. 1993e Flood Geomorphology of the Indian Peninsular Rivers. Journal of Applied Hydrology 6:49 55kaleetal1993.pdf

    Mishra S. Rajaguru S.N. and Ghate S. 1993d. Stone Age Jaisalmer: Implications for Human Adaptation to Deserts. Bulletin of the Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institute 53:260 268mishraetal1993c.pdf.

    Mishra S. Kale V.S. and Kshirsagar A. 1993c High Level Gravel Occurrence Near Atner, on the River Tapti Bulletin of the Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institute 53:253 259mishraetal1993b.pdf.

    Kale V.S., Mishra S., Baker V.R., S.N. Rajaguru, Yehouda Enzel and Ely Lisa 1993b Prehistoric Flood Deposits on the Choral River, Central Narmada Basin, India Current Science 65 (11):877 8.  kaleetalchoral.pdf

    Mishra S. Rajaguru S.N. 1993a Quaternary Deposits at Bhedaghat, near Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh Man and Environment 18(2): 7 13.bhedaghat.pdf

    Mishra S. 1992 The Age of the Acheulian in India. Current Anthropology 33:118 124mishra1992.pdf.

    Mishra S., and Ghate S. 1989c Middle Paleolithic Site of Ranjani Man and Environment 15:23 27.mishraghate90.pdf

    Korrisettar R., Venkatesan T.R., Mishra S., Rajaguru S.N., Somayajulu B.L.K., Tandon S.K., Gogte V.D., Ganjoo R.K., Kale V.S. 1989b Discovery of a Tephra Bed in the Quaternary Alluvial Sediments of Pune (Maharashtra), Peninsular India. Current Science 58 (10):564 67korisettaretal89.pdf

    Korrisettar R., Mishra S., Rajaguru S.N., Gogte V.D., Ganjoo R.K., Venkatesan T.R., Tandon S.K., Somayajulu B.L.K., Kale V.S. 1989a Age of The Bori Volcanic Ash and Acheulian Culture of Kukdi Valley. Bulletin of the Deccan College Post Graduate Research Institute 49:135- 138. korrisettarbdcri.pdf

    Mishra S., Kshirsagar A. & S.N. Rajaguru 1988 Relative Dating of Quaternary Deposits from Upland Western Maharashtra in National Seminar on Recent Developments in Quaternary Studies in India M.P. Patel and N. Desai. eds. M. S. University. Vadodaramishra1988.pdf.

    Mishra S., 1986 Archaeological Assemblages and Basalt Weathering: A Re Evaluation of the Nevasian. Man and Environment 10:91 96mishra1985.pdf

    Mishra S., 1982 On the Effects of Basalt Weathering on the Distribution of Lower Paleolithic Artefacts in the Deccan. Bulletin of the Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institute 41:107 115mishra1986.pdf.

     Comments and Replies to Comments

  • Gaillard, C., S. Mishra, M. Singh, S. Deo, and R. Abbas. 2010a. Reply to: ‘‘Comment on ‘lower and early Middle Pleistocene Acheulian in the Indian sub-continent’’’ Quaternary International 223-224:260-264 Gaillard&al2010replypc.pdf

    —. 2010b. Reply: Do not confuse large cutting tool types. Quaternary International 223-224:245-247.Gaillard&al2010-replytoSoni.pdf
    Mishra, S., C. Gaillard, S. G. Deo, M. Singh, R. Abbas, and N. Agrawal. 2010a. Large Flake Acheulian in India: Implications for understanding lower Pleistocene human dispersals. Quaternary International 223-224:271-272.JQI2187.pdf

  • Mishra S. and Rajaguru S.N. 1994 Comment on "Toba Ash on the Indian Subcontinent and its Implication for the Correlation of Late Pleistocene Alluvium." Quaternary Research 41:396 397. qi94.pdf
  • Mishra S. and Rajaguru S.N. 1996 Comment on "New Geochemical Evidence for the Youngest Toba Tuff in India. Quaternary Research 46:340-341qr1.pdf

     Book Reviews

  •  Review of Archaeological Excavations at Durkhadi nala:An Early Palaeolithic Pebble Tool Site in Central India.  Munshiran Manoharlal. New Delhi 1983, Bulletin of the Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institutedurkhadireview.pdf

  • Review of Stone age hunter-gatherers: An ethno-archaeologyof Cuddapah region, south-east India.  D.R. Raju, Ravish Publishers, Pune 1988, 112 pp. in BDCRIdrrajurev.pdf

  • Review of A Survey of the Pravara River System in Western Maharashtra, India. by Corvinus,Gudrun. Vol. 1 The Stratigraphy and Geomorphology of the Pravara River System. 1981. 93pp. DM 98 Vol. 2 : The Excavations of the Acheulian Site of Chirki on Pravara. 1983. 451pp. DM 180. Tubingen : Institute fur Urgeschichte der Universitat Tubingen. In BDCRIpravararev.pdf
  • Review of Johnson E. 1995 Ancient Peoples and Landscapes, .Museum of Texas University, Lubbock, Texas in Man and Environment 21 (2) 1996 review96.pdf
  • Review of RS Pappu Acheulian Culture of Peninsular India in M&E pappu.pdf
  • Review of The Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya’aqov, Isreal: I the wood assemblage, Quaternary Science Reviews 22:1557-155gbyreview.pdf
  • Review of Dennell, R.W., Anwar, M. , Beech, M., Coard, R., Hurcombe, L.M, Rendell, H.M. and Turner, A. 2005 Early Hominin Landscapes in Northern Pakistan: Investigations in te Pabbi Hills, BAR Oxford International Series no 1265 in QSR 25:396-99 dennellreview.pdf
  • Review of Dennell, R.W. 2009 Palaeolithic Settlement of Europe. CUP in Man and Environment 35 (1):119-122 

Conference Reports

  • Mishra Sheila and Savita Ghate 1999 The Pune IGCP 349/411 workshop Man and Environment 24(1):7-8. igcp.pdf

  • Mishra Sheila 2006 Report on the International Symposium on "Early Human Habitation of Central,North and East Asia: Archaeological and Paleoecological Aspects', Denisova Cave, Russia Mam and Environment XXXI(I): 127-128.  denisova.pdf 


Sheila Mishra,
Sep 23, 2010, 8:53 PM