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Trees to the sky : prehistoric hunting in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

Leavesley, Matthew G.


This dissertation investigates the nature of prehistoric hunting strategies in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. New Ireland contains the earliest radiocarbon determinations for human occupation and therefore provides an opportunity to investigate colonisation. It also has a depauperate fauna compared to New Guinea and therefore provides an opportunity to investigate subsequent human adaptations. Hunting strategies are investigated through an analysis of the Buang Merabak faunal assemblage....[Show more]

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Date published: 2004-01
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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