The history of early agriculture in New Guinea does not fit many traditional portray-als of the past. Archaeological evidence for agriculture in the highlands is early on a global scale, dating back at least 6400–6000 years (Golson 1977a; Denham et al. 2003). Yet early cultivation practices were not associated with seed-based cultivation of cereals, domesticated animals, or pottery; subsequent historical trajectories did not result in urbanism, metal-working, or socio-political hierarchies (cf....[Show more]
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