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Professor Jack Golson showing the Tambul spade to Nick Araho, an archaeologist at the National Museum and Art Gallery.

In 1976 a short wooden spade was discovered when draining swampy ground in the Highlands.

Some wood was removed from the spade for radiocarbon dting. It was found to be 4,000 years old, making this spade the oldest agricultural tool and oldest wooden artifact known from Papua New Guinea:
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Agricultural ditches are still used in Irian Jaya. A Dani man in the Baliem valley clears debris from a ditch.
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The surface of a number of infilled drainage ditches revealed by an archaeological excavation at Kuk near Mt. Hagen Western Highlands Province. The drain outline running from the bottom of the photograph towards the man, who is scraping the surface clean with a spade, would have been dug 4,000 to 2,500 years ago.
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