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Indonesian New Guinea Inhabited For More Than Ten Thousand Years

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May 20, 1998
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Netherlands Organization For Scientific Research
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Recent excavations in the interior of the Indonesian part of New Guinea, Irian Jaya (West Irian), have shown that people have lived there since the end of the Pleistocene epoch, in other words for at least ten thousand years.

Recent excavations in the interior of the Indonesian part of New Guinea, Irian Jaya (West Irian), have shown that people have lived there since the end of the Pleistocene epoch, in other words for at least ten thousand years. The excavations, by archaeologists from the University of Groningen, took place in the lake area of Ayamaru on the Vogelkop peninsula. The expedition formed part of the interdisciplinary Irian Jaya Studies programme run by the NWO.


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Netherlands Organization For Scientific Research. "Indonesian New Guinea Inhabited For More Than Ten Thousand Years." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 May 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/05/980520081951.htm>.
Netherlands Organization For Scientific Research. (1998, May 20). Indonesian New Guinea Inhabited For More Than Ten Thousand Years. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/05/980520081951.htm
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