Papuan Past Project 2019 – Photos: fieldwork in Mount Wilhelm

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February Fieldwork: on the top of highest mountain of Papua New Guinea

Team and community member at the front of the health center at Womatne (Simbu valley), following project presentation and anthropological sampling.

The Papuan Past project team has just returned from fieldwork in Mount Wilhelm area in the Highlands region (Simbu province). Dr Leavesley, Dr Ricaut, Dr Brucato and Mr Kariwiga participated to this fieldwork on one of the highest mountain (Mount Wilhelm culminated at 4500m asl) of the ancient Sahul landmass (New Guinea, Australia and Tasmania). Our last 2 weeks in Papua New Guinea included two periods of research.

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