Two of the unanswered questions of Papua New Guinea prehistory are: (1) whether agriculture was present
in the mid-Holocene not only in the highlands but also in the lowlands and Bismarck Archipelago and (2)whether the presence of agriculture might have been influenced by interaction between these regions. This paper addresses these questions through an analysis of prehistoric stone mortars, pestles and figures, which hold information on both style and function.
This report provides a concise summary of the processes and outcomes for planning and development of the conservation Blueprint for the Kikori River Basin landscape. The planning and development exercise was concluded in December 2011 providing the most complete data analysis on available conservation and biodiversity information for the provincial land-use plans in the Kikori River Basin landscape for the local level governments and provincial governments of Gulf, Southern Highlands,Hela and Enga