New Guinea and Farming

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New Guinea and Farming

Postby BadgerJelly on March 30th, 2020, 11:42 pm 

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.


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.

Nothing concrete, but interesting speculation.
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