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New Guinea and Farming

PostPosted: March 30th, 2020, 11:42 pm
by BadgerJelly
New Guinea’s Neolithic period may have started without outside help

Signs of a cultural shift in toolmaking and lifestyles sparked by farming, previously found at ancient Asian and European sites, have surfaced for the first time on New Guinea.

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Key finds at Waim consist of a piece of a carved human or animal face that probably had symbolic meaning and two stone pestles bearing traces of yam, fruit and nut starches.



https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-guinea-neolithic-period-may-have-started-without-outside-help?fbclid=IwAR1JT28VXft5xjVo07Y4IGKWJd4MVuE9kN-FqPFclN7PSfWwqlgrC0jQkRU

Nothing concrete, but interesting speculation.