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Robert Bruce Foote, who discovered first Palaeolithic tools in India, was originally ___?

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Palaeobotanist

 B.

Geologist

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Archaeologist

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Historian

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Solution:
Option(B) is correct

Robert Bruce Foote – Father of Indian Pre-history. He was a geologist of the Geological Survey of India, brought out publications on the tools found in the laterite formations in the then Madras and South Arcot districts, documented the antiquities of the Neolithic and Iron Age in Salem district in Tamil Nadu, wrote memoirs on the geology of the south Maharatta country and neighbouring districts, collected antiquities, painted landscape such as "View of Cape Comorin, the Kumla Kumari Pagoda..." and skilfully handled his finances.


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