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mahasaeed | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted July 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM via web

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What are the three main limiting factors that encourage the hunter-gatherer lifestyle on New Guinea to continue long after other areas have turned to agriculture?

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brownlad77 | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 21, 2011 at 1:55 AM (Answer #1)

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New Guinea, unlike other places, did not domesticate cereal crops.  Also, the island had no large domesticable large mammal species.  Finally, the domestic New Guinea root crops were low in protein and calories.  

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