University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Jordan M. Wright

‘The Highland Show’

Mount Hagen/Goroka, Papua New Guinea

By: Jordan M. Wright

The highland regions of Papua New Guinea were virtually unknown to outsiders until explorations during the 1930s revealed that hundreds of thousands of people were living there, speaking hundreds of languages, and subsisting largely by growing the sweet potato, which thrives at both low and high elevations. While trade objects from the coasts, even iron […]