30 years after P. Gorecki and D. S. Gillieson in Papua New Guinea: new data on the Holocene settlement of East Sepik, Upper Karawari-Arafundi Region

Forestier, H., Kariwiga, J., Baills, H., Tsang, R., Puaud, S., Miampa, K., Plutniak, S., Kuaso, A., Ricaut, F.-X., and Leavesley, M. G. (2019) 30 years after P. Gorecki and D. S. Gillieson in Papua New Guinea: new data on the Holocene settlement of East Sepik, Upper Karawari-Arafundi Region. In: Advancing Southeast Asian Archaeology 2019: selected papers from the 3rd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference (1) pp. 119-135. From: SEAMO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology, 17-21 June 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Our research at Paimbumkanja (PBK) rock shelter (East Sepik, PNG) uncovered an archaeological sequence dating back to the late Holocene between 2,956 and 1,300 years cal. BP. Two stratigraphic units (SU1 and SU2) contained lithic tools, and the raw materials used for knapping were mainly local. The modalities of the knapping process follow a chaîne opératoire associating debitage and shaping methods. Human occupation in the PBK site is part of the Holocene chrono-sequence proposed by P. Gorecki and D. S. Gillieson in 1989. This confirms a blade production associated to macro-tools from 3,000 years BP in the Sepik lowlands.

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FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210102 Archaeological Science @ 30%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210106 Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands (excl New Zealand) @ 70%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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