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PAPUA NEW GUINEA -- MARCH 11, 2009: Roberta Papiyaram (right) works with her sister to gather, wash, and strain Sago pith in Papua New Guinea. Getting an edible product from the Sago tree is a long and arduous process. The men peel the bark away from the tree, revealing the pith inside which is gathered by the women, then washed and strained, so that the starch runs out and collects in a paste type flour which they will cook into a flat bread. This is their primary source of food. (Photo by Amy Toensing) _________________________________

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Last of the Cave People: The Meakambut of Papua New Guinea
PAPUA NEW GUINEA -- MARCH 11, 2009: Roberta Papiyaram (right) works with her sister to gather, wash, and strain Sago pith in Papua New Guinea. Getting an edible product from the Sago tree is a long and arduous process. The men peel the bark away from the tree, revealing the pith inside which is gathered by the women, then washed and strained, so that the starch runs out and collects in a paste type flour which they will cook into a flat bread. This is their primary source of food. (Photo by Amy Toensing) _________________________________<br />
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