We acknowledge with gratitude the comments by Pearce et al. on our paper on the Acheulian and tephra in the Deccan Volcanic Province in Peninsula India with reference to the sites of Bori and Morgaon. These comments are appreciated, and have been duly taken under advisement.

The contention lies in assigning a date for the tephra deposit at the aforementioned sites. Pearce et al. propagate a Younger Toba Tephra (YTT) date for the deposit based on a geochemical analysis with particular reference to glass trace element compositions. This stands in contrast to our claim of an Older Toba Tephra (OTT)...

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