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PNG highland research redates Neolithic period

Tuesday, 7 April 2020 10:37am

Report co-author Professor Glenn Summerhayes (Archaeology) says new research published in 'Science Advances' on the emergence of agriculture in highland Papua New Guinea shows advancements often associated with a later Neolithic period occurred about 1000 years’ earlier than previously thought.

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Coastal People: Southern Skies researchers feature in He Kitenga

Monday, 17 February 2020 9:35am

Researchers in the collaboration Coastal People: Southern Skies feature prominently in the latest edition of He Kitenga, a prestigious University of Otago research publication.

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Exciting research and heritage conservation project at Te Kauae a Maui, Hawkes Bay

Monday, 3 February 2020 2:13pm

Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is working with the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the University of Otago to develop a plan for managing an important archaeological site that is currently under threat from coastal erosion.

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3000-year-old teeth solve Pacific banana mystery

Friday, 24 January 2020 12:00pm

Humans began transporting and growing banana in Vanuatu 3000 years ago, a University of Otago scientist has discovered.