New Guinea: Collapse Project
Diamond, Jared M. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Viking, 2005. Print.
"New Guinea." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 03 Mar. 2014. Web. 04 Mar. 2014.
Ohtsuka, Ryutaro. "5. Agricultural Sustainability and Food in Papua New Guinea." 5. Agricultural Sustainability and Food in Papua New Guinea. United Nations University, n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2014. <http://archive.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/uu03pe/uu03pe09.htm>.
The currency is not important for this article since it is talking about the agriculture of ancient society and tribes that have been practicing the same techniques for thousands of years. This source is reliable since it hits many of the same points Jared diamond and many other sources agree on. One being that the highlands are more densely populated due to the fact that sweet potato has a very high productivity. This source has authority because it is a .edu. Lastly, this site's purpose is to simply present facts in a way to show the agricultural sustainability of the low and highlands in New Guinea
"Pacific Ocean Cultures." Ancient and Medieval World. Marshall Cavendish Digital, 2014. Web. 04 March 2014.<http://www.marshallcavendishdigital.com/articledisplay/52/10770/111713>.
"Papua New Guinea: Environment." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 4 Mar. 2014.
Roscoe, Paul. "Hunter Gatherers - New Guinea." Hunter Gatherers - New Guinea. Climate Change Institute, n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2014. <http://climatechange.umaine.edu/Research/projects/NewGuinea.html>.
Currency is irrelevant for this article since it is talking about timely information. This source is reliable since a lot of the information correlates with the collapse book. It talks about how the people of New Guinea relied on agriculture as a source of energy. This is what most databases and sites say about New Guinea. This article has authority since it was written by Paul Roscoe, Professor of Anthropology and Cooperating Professor of Climate Change Institute. He also has a Ph.D from the University of Rochester. Furthermore, this article is a .edu meaning that it was written by a university giving it authority. This articles purpose is strictly factual and talks about a professors experience in New Guinea. It also points to academic articles as back up information.