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Collective action, mutual aid and wetland agriculture in the highlands of Papua New Guinea

Denham, Timothy

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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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/159402
Source: Journal of Contemporary Archaeology
DOI: 10.1558/jca.33339

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