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Phase 1: The case for 10,000-year-old agriculture at Kuk

Denham, Tim; Golson, Jack; Hughes, Philip


Evidence of past human activities sealed by grey clay was first discovered during stratigraphic recording of plantation drains at Kuk in 1974. Excavations occurred at the site in subsequent years (1975–77 and 1998) to determine more fully the character of the finds (Fig. 11.1). The archaeological remains, which date to 10,000 years ago, are unique to Kuk and have two major components: a palaeochannel (a prehistoric channel) and a palaeosurface (an old buried land surface). These components are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Ten Thousand Years of Cultivation at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (Terra Australis 46)
DOI: 10.22459/TA46.07.2017.11
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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