Posted on 27/03/202027/03/2020 by Sébastien PlutniakPapuan Past Project 2019 – Photos: excavation at Manim rock shelter, PNG Highlands. Excavation at Manim Arrival at the Manim rock shelter. Owner of the site talking about the rock shelter history. Cleaning Manim rock shelter. Planning the excavation at Manim rock shelter. Villagers observing work starting at Manim site under. Waterproof roof installed above the Manim rock shelter View on the sky from Manim test pit. Jeivin Andu during the excavation. One of the sieves used as a working desk. Jeivin and Chloe, University of PNG students, sieving at the Manim creek. Sieving at Manim creek 20 meters below Manim rock shelter. The Manim creek below the Manim rock shelter. Hubert and Chloe sieving at Manim creek. Sieving at the Manim creek, located bellow the Manim rock shelter. Lithic sorting after sieving at Manim creek, with the owner of the rock shelter back left. One of the excavated Manim test unit. Cleaned lithic artifacts. View of a Manim test unit.F.-X. and Matt looking at the new exposed stratigraphic units.Site closed after 2019 excavation of Manim rock shelter. Daily life during the excavation The young spectators of the Manim excavation! Peter and Gabriel two of the main Manim helpers. Early afternoon break for some of the Manim helpers. Daily cleaning at the Rungen creek on the way back to Manim village. The surroundings of the site View of the Wurup valley. Northern view from the Wurup valley towards the Wahgi valley. House of Manim rockshelter owner in right corner. Northern view from the Wurup valley towards the Wahgi valley. The Manim creek below the Manim rockshelter. View of the gardens surrounding the site, with the Wahgi valley in the background. Preparing gardens in Manim village to plant taro and sweet potatoes. Preparing garden in Manim village to plant taro and sweet potatoes. Gardens in the Wurup valley near Manim. Gardens in the Wurup valley near Manim. Gardens in the Wurup valley near Manim. View on the Wahgi valley and the Kuk site from the Wurup valley. Right corner is Manim site (under waterproof roof).On the way back from Manim rock shelter to Paul’s house. Walking in the Wurup valley in search of the Manim rock shelter. Back to Manim village after a day of archaeological excavation.On the way back from Manim rock shelter to Paul’s house. End of the day discussion with the Manim helpers. Resting at the hamlet nearby Morning mist above the research team’s house in Manim. Paul’s house where part of the team stayed. The house lent by the Manim community used by the research team. Our daily diner.Cooking diner on open fire in Paul’s house. Manim village main square. Living together during the fieldwork Research team and helpers from Manim village in front of the project’s house in Manim. Research team and the helpers from Manim village in front of the project house in Manim. Matthew Leavesley presenting our research to the Manim community. Matthew Leavesley presenting our research to the Manim community.