This chapter reviews the history of human–environment interactions at Kuk as determined through the examination of subfossil evidence, mainly pollen and charcoal, for environments of the past. The palaeoecological results are interpreted below with respect to change through time with a focus on the archaeological phases. These results are then considered in terms of the palaeoecological records for the upper Wahgi Valley regionally and New Guinea more widely: the differentiation of climatically and humanly induced changes to environments in the past, changes in landuse pattern through time and resource availability.
|Title of host publication||Ten Thousand Years of Cultivation at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (Terra Australis 46)|
|Editors||J. Golson, T. Denham, P. Hughes, P. Swadling and J. Muke|
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|