University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Seetha N. Reddy

On the Banks of the River

Opportunistic Cultivation in South India

By: Seetha N. Reddy

From time immemorial river floodplains have been an attractive environment for human exploitation, particularly through agriculture and pastoralism. Well-known examples, prehistoric and historic, range from the MissisĀ­sippi and the Amazon in the New World, to the Danube, Nile, Tigris, Euphrates, Indus, and Hwang Ho in the Old World. But river floodplains are dynamic and each […]