John Muke

John Muke is the first Papua New Guinean to be awarded a PhD in archaeology. He returned home with it from University of Cambridge in early 1993 to a lectureship in the Department of Anthropology at UPNG. Born and raised in the Minj area of the middle Wahgi Valley, less than 50 km east of Mount Hagen, he played an important role in negotiating on behalf of the project at crucial phases in its history—when the Kuk Station was closed down at the end of 1990, and when some years later the locals repossessed the station land. He also worked closely with Tim Denham on the nomination of Kuk as a World Heritage Site.

Ten Thousand Years of Cultivation at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (Terra Australis 46)

Ten Thousand Years of Cultivation at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (Terra Australis 46) »

Edited by: Jack Golson, Tim Denham, Philip Hughes, Pamela Swadling, John Muke
ISBN (print): 9781760461157
ISBN (online): 9781760461164
Publication date: July 2017