Biological anthropology fieldwork at the University of Papua New Guinea: studies on stress, diet, and genetic diversity

The early 2023 Papuan Past Project fieldwork in Papua New Guinea took place from the 27th January to the 14th of February. While part of the team conducted archaeological surveys along the Purari River (Gulf Province), Nicolas Brucato, Christopher Kinipi, and Sébastien Plutniak pursued biological anthropology research at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), and were based at the archaeological lab). They followed three lines of investigations: stress, diet habits and genetic diversity in Papua New Guinea.

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Papuan Past Project 2019 – Photos: fieldwork in Mount Wilhelm

Landscape

Misc.

Project presentations

Data collection

Gardens

Papuan Past Project 2019 – Photos: shooting of a film

Papuan Past Project 2019 – Photos: excavation at Manim rock shelter, PNG Highlands.

Excavation at Manim

Daily life during the excavation

The surroundings of the site

Resting at the hamlet nearby

Living together during the fieldwork

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