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Validating earliest rice farming in the Indonesian Archipelago

Deng, Zhenhua; Hung, Hsiao-chun; Carson, Mike T; Oktaviana, Adhi Agus; Hakim, Budianto; Simanjuntak, Truman


Preserved ancient botanical evidence in the form of rice phytoliths has confirmed that people farmed domesticated rice (Oryza sativa) in the interior of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, by at least 3,500 years ago. This discovery helps to resolve a mystery about one of the region's major events in natural and cultural history, by documenting when rice farming spread into Indonesia, ultimately from a source in mainland China. At the Minanga Sipakko site in Sulawesi, preserved leaf and husk phytoliths...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-07-03
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific reports
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-67747-3
Access Rights: Open Access


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