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PAPUA NEW GUINEA -- MARCH 11, 2009: Mark Aiyo has his machete in hand for peeling the bark from a Sago palm tree in Papua New Guinea. Getting an edible product from this 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: Mark Aiyo has his machete in hand for peeling the bark from a Sago palm  tree in Papua New Guinea. Getting an edible product from this 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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