MANAGING ANIMALS IN NEW GUINEA
PREYING THE GAME IN THE HIGHLANDS

Paul Sillitoe

The intention of this website is to present further data on animals discussed in Managing Animals in New Guinea; to serve as a series of appendices. These are as follows:

APPENDICES

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Managing Animals in New Guinea deals with the place of animals in the subsistence regime of New Guinea Highlanders. It investigates the classification, exploitation and management of both wild and domesticated creatures. The Highlands region has extensive areas of rainforest, which are home to a wide range of game animals. And bristly wild-looking pigs are to be seen everywhere in settled parts of valleys, people keeping sizeable herds.

The book comprises the fourth in a series studying the subsistence regime of the Wola people of the Papua New Guinea Highlands, one of the most comprehensive studies in existence. The volume on crops, their classification, propagation and consumption is Roots of the Earth: the cultivation and classification of crops in the Papua New Guinea highlands (Manchester University Press, 1983). The one on natural resources, soils and the environment is A Place Against Time: land and environment in the Papua New Guinea highlands (Harwood Academic 1996). And the one on horticultural practices, swidden cultivation and crop husbandry is Horticulture in Papua New Guinea: case studies from the Southern and Western Highlands. (Ethnology Monographs No. 18, 2002 (with P. Stewart & A. Strathern).