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Kuk, New Guinea
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Kuk, New Guinea

 (JPG) Kuk, New Guinea (1,336,897 bytes) ( 2,664 x 2,108 )
Kuk Early Agricultural Site consists of 116 ha of swamps in the western highlands of New Guinea 1,500 meters above sea-level. Archaeological excavation has revealed the landscape to be one of wetland reclamation worked almost continuously for 7,000, and possibly for 10,000 years. It contains well-preserved archaeological remains demonstrating the technological leap which transformed plant exploitation to agriculture around 6,500 years ago. It is an excellent example of transformation of agricultural practices over time, from cultivation mounds to draining the wetlands through the digging of ditches with wooden tools. The area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. The image was acquired May 7, 2002, covers an area of 31.6 x 40 km, and is located at 5.8 degrees south latitude, 144.3 degrees east longitude.

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