‘Lucy’ at Hadar in Ethiopia
Hathnora Evidence Till recently, there was no unequivocal evidence of the
occurrence of a true hominid fossil anywhere in the Indian subcontinent. This
is in sharp contrast with the number of such finds in eastern and southern
Africa, Europe and parts of Asia, including China, and Java in Indonesia. The
discovery of such a fossil at Hathnora (near Hoshangabad in Madhya
Pradesh) in the Narmada valley by a geologist in 1982, put the subcontinent
on the global map of hominid fossil finds.
    The Hathnora specimen or the Narmada Man, according to the
discoverer, dates from the Middle      Pleistocene and belongs to the Homo