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The palaeoenvironments of Kuk Swamp from the beginnings of agriculture in the highlands of Papua New Guinea

Lentfer, Carol; O'Donnell, Shawn; Denham, Tim; Haberle, Simon


Pollen, phytolith and charcoal records from the archaeological wetland site of Kuk Swamp, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea spanning the period from <20,000 to 270calBP are compiled to reconstruct past vegetation and plant exploitation during the earliest to late phases of agricultural development. Samples collected from exposed stratigraphic sections associated with archaeological excavations enable detailed reconstructions of local vegetation and fire histories that can be directly linked to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary International
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2011.07.048


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