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Phase 2: Mounded cultivation during the mid Holocene

Denham, Tim; Golson, Jack; Hughes, Philip

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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]

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.accessioned2019-08-15T01:39:59Z
dc.date.available2019-08-15T01:39:59Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781760461157
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/165117
dc.description.abstractFor 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 Valley, Mugumamp and Warrawau, while more uncertain evidence has been documented at the more distant sites, Kana and Ruti (see Fig. 12.1). Evidence for early Phase 2 at Kuk and other sites in the highlands is central to arguments for the early and independent origins of agriculture in New Guinea (Hope and Golson 1995; Denham et al. 2003; Denham, Golson and Hughes 2004). In this chapter, archaeological remains at Kuk are considered in greater depth, because they have been investigated in greater detail and have guided the interpretation of finds at other highland sites.
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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 2: Mounded cultivation during the mid Holocene
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.ariespublicationU1021258xPUB137
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.startpage201
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage220
local.identifier.doi10.22459/TA46.07.2017
local.identifier.absseo950599 - Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2019-04-14T08:21:40Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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