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Origins of agriculture at Kuk Swamp in the highlands of New Guinea

Denham, T. P., Haberle, S. G., Lentfer, C., Fullagar, R., Field, J., Therin, M., Porch, N. and Winsborough, B. 2003, Origins of agriculture at Kuk Swamp in the highlands of New Guinea, Science, vol. 301, no. 5630, pp. 189-193, doi: 10.1126/science.1085255.

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Title Origins of agriculture at Kuk Swamp in the highlands of New Guinea
Author(s) Denham, T. P.
Haberle, S. G.
Lentfer, C.
Fullagar, R.
Field, J.
Therin, M.
Porch, N.ORCID iD for Porch, N. orcid.org/0000-0001-7179-3843
Winsborough, B.
Journal name Science
Volume number 301
Issue number 5630
Start page 189
End page 193
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2003-10-11
ISSN 0036-8075
1095-9203
Summary Multidisciplinary investigations at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea show that agriculture arose independently in New Guinea by at least 6950 to 6440 calibrated years before the present (cal yr B.P.). Plant exploitation and some cultivation occurred on the wetland margin at 10,220 to 9910 cal yr B.P. (phase 1), mounding cultivation began by 6950 to 6440 cal yr B.P. (phase 2), and ditched cultivation began by 4350 to 3980 cal yr B.P. (phase 3). Clearance of lower montane rainforests began in the early Holocene, with modification to grassland at 6950 to 6440 cal yr B.P. Taro (Colocasia esculenta) was utilized in the early Holocene, and bananas (Musa spp.) were intensively cultivated by at least 6950 to 6440 cal yr B.P.
Language eng
DOI 10.1126/science.1085255
Field of Research 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Socio Economic Objective 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030862

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