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Phase 2: Mounded cultivation during the mid Holocene

Denham, Tim; Golson, Jack; Hughes, Philip


For Golson and Hughes, the evidence of landuse 10,000 years ago at Kuk qualifies as agriculture, but for Denham it is insufficient to support this claim. In contrast, the appearance of mounded cultivation dating within the period 6950–6440 years ago at Kuk Swamp represents the earliest unequivocal evidence of agriculture in the highlands of New Guinea (Hope and Golson 1995: 823). Directly comparable, but later, mid Holocene remains have been documented at two other sites in the upper Wahgi...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.22459/TA46.07.2017
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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