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Palaeoecology: Agriculture emerges from the calm

New palaeoecological data from New Guinea reveal that climatic change at the Holocene boundary is unlikely to have driven early agriculture in the region. More nuanced understanding of how humans responded to past climate change could better inform our responses in the future.

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Figure 1: The sites of Kiowa and Kuk Swamp, Papua New Guinea.

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Lilley, I. Palaeoecology: Agriculture emerges from the calm. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0085 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0085

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