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Foraging-farming transitions at the Niah Caves, Sarawak, Borneo

Barker, Graeme William; LLoyd-Smith, Lindsay; Barton, Huw; Cole, Franca; Hunt, Chris; Piper, Philip; Rabett, R J; Paz, Victor; Szabo, Katherine


The Niah Caves in Sarawak, Borneo, have captured evidence for people and economies of 8000 and 4000 years ago. Although not continuous on this site, these open two windows on to life at the cultural turning point, broadly equivalent to the transition fromMesolithic to Neolithic. They have much in common, inferring that the occupants, perhaps belonging to an older maritime dispersal, had a choosy appetite for the Neolithic package.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Antiquity


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