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The Antiquity of Agriculture

Denham, Tim

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The antiquity and transformation of agriculture in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea have been a focus of archaeological and paleoecological inquiry since the late 1950s, soon after the region was opened up for academic research. Initially, questions centered on unraveling the history of cultivation in the Highlands before the advent of the South American sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), which, despite its contemporary importance to local agriculture, is generally considered to have been...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/165114

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