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After Amazonia, Papua New Guinea is one of the last great wildernesses on Earth. The indigenous groups speak various languages and exist independently from one another. There are around 4,000 Kombai people across west Papua, living in isolated tree houses for protection. The men are skilled hunters and food is plentiful. Domestic pigs are kept as a form of currency. The available tools are basic and have very little environmental impact. Cannibalism is a way of life.
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3 March 2005

Classroom Ideas

Useful in a country study of Papua New Guinea. Can be used when looking at human interaction with ecosystems, rainforests and rural issues.

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