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Foraging-farming transitions at the Niah Caves, Sarawak, Borneo
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  • Graeme Barker, University of Cambridge
  • Llindsay Lloyd-Smith, University of Cambridge
  • Huw Barton, University of Leicester
  • Franca Cole, University of Cambridge
  • Chris Hunt, Queen's University - Belfast
  • Philip J Piper, University of the Philippines
  • Ryan Rabett, University of Cambridge
  • Victor Paz, University of the Philippines
  • Katherine A Szabo, University of Wollongong
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Barker, G., Lloyd-Smith, L., Barton, H., Cole, F., Hunt, C., Piper, P. J., Rabett, R., Paz, V. & Szabo, K. (2011). Foraging-farming transitions at the Niah Caves, Sarawak, Borneo. Antiquity: a quarterly review of archaeology, 85 (328), 492-509.

The Niah Caves in Sarawak, Borneo, have captured evidence for people and economies of 8000 and 4000 years ago. Although not continuous on this site, these open two windows on to life at the cultural turning point, broadly equivalent to the transition fromMesolithic to Neolithic. They have much in common, inferring that the occupants, perhaps belonging to an older maritime dispersal, had a choosy appetite for the Neolithic package.
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Graeme Barker, Llindsay Lloyd-Smith, Huw Barton, Franca Cole, et al.. "Foraging-farming transitions at the Niah Caves, Sarawak, Borneo" (2011)
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