Papua New Guinea

Ten Thousand Years of Cultivation at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

The archaeological site at Kuk Swamp in the highlands of Papua New Guinea contains evidence of cultivation practices extending back at least 7000-6400 years ago, and possibly to 10,000 years ago.

The site is one of the most important archaeological sites in the equatorial western Pacific and represents the earliest evidence for agriculture in the region.

The book will be launched at the Sir Roland Wilson Building from 5–7:30pm, Friday 18 August.

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