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Ecological consequences of human niche construction: Examining long-term anthropogenic shaping of global species distributions
The exhibition of increasingly intensive and complex niche construction behaviors through time is a key feature of human evolution, culminating in the advanced capacity for ecosystem engineeringExpand
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Farming and Language in Island Southeast Asia
Current portrayals of Island Southeast Asia (ISEA) over the past 5,000 years are dominated by discussion of the Austronesian “farming/language dispersal,” with associated linguistic replacement,Expand
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Early and mid Holocene tool-use and processing of taro (Colocasia esculenta), yam (Dioscorea sp.) and other plants at Kuk Swamp in the highlands of Papua New Guinea
Recent multidisciplinary investigations document an independent emergence of agriculture at Kuk Swamp in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. In this paper we report preliminary usewear analysis andExpand
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The palaeoenvironments of Kuk Swamp from the beginnings of agriculture in the highlands of Papua New Guinea
Pollen, phytolith and charcoal records from the archaeological wetland site of Kuk Swamp, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea spanning the period from <20,000 to 270 cal BP are compiled to reconstructExpand
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Agricultural emergence and transformation in the Upper Wahgi valley, Papua New Guinea, during the Holocene: theory, method and practice
A practice-based method is advanced to understand the emergence and transformation of agricultural practices in the Upper Wahgi valley during the Holocene. Conceptually, practices represent the nexusExpand
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Domesticated Landscapes: The Subsistence Ecology of Plant and Animal Domestication
Harvesting different species as foods or raw materials calls for differing skills depending on the species being harvested and the circumstances under which they are being taken. In some situationsExpand
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Early Agriculture and Plant Domestication in New Guinea and Island Southeast Asia
  • T. Denham
  • History
  • Current Anthropology
  • 25 May 2011
A multidimensional conceptual framework is advanced that characterizes early agriculture as a subset of human-environment interactions. Three cross-articulating dimensions of human-environmentExpand
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Dating the appearance of Lapita pottery in the Bismarck Archipelago and its dispersal to Remote Oceania
Abstract The Bayesian calibration program OxCal v.4.1.5 is applied to two chronological datasets for early Lapita derived from two pcomprehensive reviews. The two datasets are supplemented byExpand
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The roots of agriculture and arboriculture in New Guinea: Looking beyond Austronesian expansion, Neolithic packages and indigenous origins
Agriculture and arboriculture in New Guinea, like many other aspects of material culture, are often characterized as either introduced by Austronesian language-speakers in the mid-Holocene or asExpand
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Deconstructing the Lapita Cultural Complex in the Bismarck Archipelago
Within the Pacific Islands, the archaeological phenomenon called the Lapita Cultural Complex is widely regarded as first appearing in the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea and then spreadingExpand
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