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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Almost a week after a deadly quake struck the rugged Papua New Guinea highlands, nearly 150,000 people remain in urgent need of emergency supplies as damaged roads and landslides have hampered the delivery of aid to isolated communities, agencies have said.
Melbourne: Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, police and a hospital worker said on Tuesday, with unconfirmed reports of up to 30 dead.
Nadel, the inaugural chair of the Department, was eager to place scholars in different locations in the New Guinea highlands to further explore the variety of social structures found there.
The group examined DNA from 83 aboriginal Australians and 25 people from native populations in the Papua New Guinea highlands (SN: 10/15/16, p.
The Porgera partnership applies to the Porgera mine, located at an altitude of 2,200-2,700 m in the Papua New Guinea highlands, about 680 km by road from the coastal port of Lae, from which all materials are delivered to the mine.
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.
This is a beautifully illustrated tale of life in the New Guinea highlands, which follows the journey of Nura, a village boy undertaking the five day walk through the jungle to Goroka festival, to perform the snake dance with his friends, the Bundi Boys.
The Chimbu Province in the New Guinea highlands averages 20 persons per square kilometer (60 per sq.
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.
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.