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Wetland archaeology in the highlands of New Guinea

Ballard, Christopher; Denham, Tim; Haberle, Simon


This chapter discusses regional prehistory and the emergence of agriculture in the highlands; the wetlands of the New Guinea highlands; the history of wetland archaeological research; archaeological sequences; ethnographic analogues; and wetland use in the New Guinea lowlands. It concludes by explaining how the archaeology of wetland agriculture in the New Guinea highlands contributes to a global understanding of wetland archaeology.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199573493.013.0001


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