The Levallois Mousterian Assemblages of Sindh

The Levallois Mousterian Assemblages of Sindh (Pakistan) and their Relations with the Middle Paleolithic of the Indian Subcontinent

Abstract
The research carried out in the Indian Subcontinent, Central Asia, Iran, and the Arabian Peninsula has improved our knowledge of the Middle Paleolithic in the regions. However, the southeasternmost distribution of the Levallois Mousterian is still poorly defined. Although typical Levallois industries are known from Iran, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan, they are almost unknown in the Indian Subcontinent, except for Lower Sindh and the Indus Valley. The evidence from Ongar and other sites in Sindh has shed some light on the possible southeasternmost distribution routes of the Neanderthals that are considered the probable creators of the assemblages included in this study.