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

Denham, Tim; Golson, Jack; Hughes, Philip

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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]

dc.contributor.authorDenham, Tim
dc.contributor.authorGolson, Jack
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Philip
dc.contributor.editorGolson, J.
dc.contributor.editorDenham, T.
dc.contributor.editorHughes, P.
dc.contributor.editorSwadling, P.
dc.contributor.editorMuke, J.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-15T01:33:38Z
dc.date.available2019-08-15T01:33:38Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781760461157
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/165116
dc.description.abstractEvidence 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 discussed below and interpreted with respect to associated land usage and whether they represent prehistoric agricultural practices.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.ispartofTen Thousand Years of Cultivation at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (Terra Australis 46)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTerra Australis 46
dc.relation.isversionof1 Edition
dc.rights© 2017 ANU Press
dc.source.urihttps://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/terra-australis/ten-thousand-years-cultivation-kuk-swamp-highlands-papua-new
dc.titlePhase 1: The case for 10,000-year-old agriculture at Kuk
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor210106 - Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands (excl. New Zealand)
local.identifier.ariespublicationU1021258xPUB136
local.publisher.urlhttps://press.anu.edu.au/publications/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDenham, Timothy, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGolson, Jack, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHughes, Philip, Department of Archaeology
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage187
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage200
local.identifier.doi10.22459/TA46.07.2017.11
local.identifier.absseo950599 - Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2019-04-14T08:21:36Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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