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New research solves PNG archaeological mysteries

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 2:46pm

New research has ended decades-long speculation about what ancient Papuan New Guineans ate, and how they processed food, in the highlands of New Guinea several thousand years ago.

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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.