An upper palaeolithic shrine in India?

  title={An upper palaeolithic shrine in India?},
  author={Jonathan Mark Kenoyer and J. Desmond Clark and J. N. Pal and Govardhan Raj Sharma},
  pages={88 - 94}
There is little doubt that a religious belief imparting a sense of law and order and helping to control the relationships between human populations and the other components of their environment, is highly developed among present-day hunter/gatherers. Such beliefs not only help to provide a feeling of unity stretching far beyond the hunting band itself, but they afford an ordered interconnexion between the foragers and the spiritual processes which are looked upon as all-powerful forces… 
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