Guinea Highlands

Guinea Highlands

 

a mountainous region in West Africa stretching parallel to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Guinea from the sources of the Niger, Sénégal, and Gambia rivers in the west to the lower course of the Niger in the east. It consists of mountains and upland plains that are projections of the African platform. Elevations in the eastern part range between 300 and 500 m. In the west the Fouta Djallon Mountains and the Leone-Liberian Upland have elevations of 500 to 1,000 m and higher; the summit of Mount Bintimani (1,948 m) is the highest point. The southern windward slopes of the Guinea Highlands are steeper, cut deeply by many rivers, and covered primarily with evergreen rain forests and forests of hardwood and evergreen trees. Deciduous savanna forests and high-grass savannas predominate on the drier northern slopes.

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It is rare to find a children's picture book about the New Guinea highlands and its people and even more rare to find one so visually appealing and culturally informative.
Located in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, the Crater Mountain Project is situated approximately 50 km southwest of Goroka, the regional centre for the Eastern Highlands Province.
The Chimbu Province in the New Guinea highlands averages 20 persons per square kilometer (60 per sq.
Advice from a Huli tribesman in the Papua New Guinea Highlands is generally heeded, especially if given by a man whose facial expression is masked under a thick layer of red and yellow war paint, whose nose is pierced by the long quill of a cassowary, and who is naked apart from a pig-tail belt.
The sources of the Niger River, Gambia River and Senegal River are all found in the Guinea Highlands.
Kuru sorcery; disease and danger in the New Guinea highlands, 2d ed.
A group led by Glenn Summerhayes of New Zealand's University of Otago, discovered six different areas containing a series of campsites that include fragments of burned animals, smears of starch on stone tools, Pandanus nuts and yams in the Owen Stanley Mountain Ranges in the Papua New Guinea highlands near Kokoda about 100 kilometers northeast of Port Moresby.
Guinea enjoys high rainfall and the Guinea Highlands are the source of the Gambia, Niger and Senegal rivers, yet according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 52% of the Guinean population have no access to residential water supplies, although the figure varies from 28% in the cities to 64% in the countryside.
Bonnemere, a fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), was drawn to this particular focus after her experiences in the field among the Ankave in the New Guinea Highlands.
Marine shells worked as ornaments have been reported back to 9000 BP in excavated rock-shelters in the Papua New Guinea Highlands (Golson & Gardner, 1990, p.
The spatial pattern of these four interaction spheres demonstrates the existence of a complex set of cross-cutting social networks within the New Guinea highlands and which created links to the islands of the Bismarck Archipelago during the mid-Holocene.