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Purari population decline and resurgence across the twentieth century

Abstract:

As elsewhere in coastal and island New Guinea, population in the Purari delta underwent severe decline after European contact, showing resurgence only across the second half of the twentieth century. While population processes in New Guinea after about 1950 are reasonably mapped, understanding of population change at earlier times remains poor. In this chapter, patterns of population change in one region of lowland Papua, the Purari delta, are described from early colonial times to the year 1...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology
Role:
Author, Editor
Publisher:
Berghahn Books Publisher's website
Pages:
67-89
Series:
Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality
Host title:
Population, reproduction and fertility in Melanesia
Publication date:
2005
URN:
uuid:343f0528-ecb0-4904-8ebb-361a11ef53f2
Local pid:
ora:8348
ISBN:
9781571816443

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