JAMES Cook University in Cairns is seeking sponsors to assist archaeology students at the University of Papua New Guinea attend a major archaeology conference in December.
Members of the UPNG Laboratories Group would benefit greatly from being able to participate in the annual conference of the Australian Archaeological Association [details at the end of article].
In recent years local and international interest in Papua New Guinea archaeology has dramatically increased with several important projects presenting exciting new results.
Archaeological investigations in the Owen Stanley Ranges were pioneered in the mid to late 1960s by Dr Peter White, who reported important information from the Kosipe Mission site in the Ivane Valley of the Goilala District of Central Province.
Then, in 2005, Professor Summerhayes (University of Otago, pictured with Loretta Hasu of UPNG) with Emeritus Professor Geoff Hope (ANU) and Dr Judith Field (UNSW), took a series of teams, including staff from the PNG National Museum and staff and students from the UPNG Archaeology Laboratories Group, to explore the region further.