Paleoecology

Simon Haberle, Carol Lentfer, Tim Denham

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTen 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 PublicationCanberra
    PublisherANU Press
    Pages145-161
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781760461157
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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