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the remains of a multilevel settlement dating from the Paleolithic period to the Middle Ages on the Pravara River, in the state of Maharashtra, in India. Excavations were conducted by H. D. Sankalia in the 1950’s and by G. Karve-Corvinus in 1967.
The discovery at Nevasa of ancient and middle Paleolithic cultures was of great importance. It attested to the development of material culture in India. Nevasa’s Aeneolithic layer reveals a settled agricultural culture characterized in the second millennium B.C. by implements (elongated plates) similar to those of the Harappa civilization. The various periods in the history of ancient and medieval states of this region of India are dated by coins.
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