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Contiguous multi-proxy analyses (X-radiography, diatom, pollen, and microcharcoal) of Holocene archaeological features at Kuk Swamp, Upper Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea

Denham, Timothy; Sniderman, J.M. Kale; Saunders, Krystyna M.; Winsborough, B; Pierret, Alain

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Contiguous multi-proxy analyses (X-radiography, diatom, pollen, and microcharcoal) have been conducted on the fills of early, mid-, and mid-late Holocene features at Kuk Swamp, Upper Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea. The features are associated with key periods of archaeological interest: plant exploitation (ca. 10,000 cal yr B.P.), earliest cultivation (6950-6440 cal yr B.P.), and earliest ditches (ca. 4000 cal yr B.P.). The analyses are designed to clarify uncertainties regarding the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75079
Source: Geoarchaeology: An International Journal
DOI: 10.1002/gea.20283

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