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in the history of India resulted in monumental construction that required extraction of the hugevolume of building material.Geological activity of humans represented in the World Heritage Sites of India, Italy, and Russia:

(Table 4); India is somewherein between (Table 2). However, all these countriesboast really rich world heritage. The number of WHSswith direct and/or indirect evidence of geologicalactivity of humans is high in India and Italy

WHSsfrom India, Italy, and Russia discussed above allowconclusionsabout the geological activity of humans inboth prehistorical and historical times (Fig. 7). Themost impressive among them is the Ellora CavesWHS in India because

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