Posts Tagged ‘archaeology’

Kyle Davis exploring the Yukon

Kyle Davis, Environmental Advisor, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, has spent the last six weeks away from his desk getting work experience in the Yukon Territory. Kyle (Ngāi Tahu) was part of a team of eight archaeologists working at an excavation site in the Yukon/Alaska Borderlands attempting to find White River First Nation artefacts. “Our…

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Historic waka found

Members of the rūnanga, along with archaeologists, conservation experts and other volunteers, visited the site on 11-12 October, and excavated the waka hull and a large quantity of plaited fibres lying in its hull. The recovery of the taonga was a success and Department of Conservation (DoC) representatives Jim Fyfe and Russell Tomlinson facilitated the…

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Archaeological excavation unearths taonga

Archaeological relics recently excavated from the floor of a South Canterbury rock art shelter indicate that Māori almost certainly occupied or travelled through the area at least five hundred years ago. Ngāi Tahu Māori Rock Art Trust Arowhenua representative Mandy Home (Ngāi Tahu) says the finding of a range of objects including kakahi (mussel) shells,…

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Raranga fragments found in Roxburgh Gorge cave

In 2011, a Department of Conservation worker conducting archeological assessments around Roxburgh Gorge discovered old raranga fragments in a secluded cave. The two nearby rūnanga, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou and Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki, were delighted with the discovery and agreed to put the taonga in the temporary care of Otago Museum. More recently the…

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