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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

 
12 Questions: Auckland War Memorial Museum director David Gaimster

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12178190


 
Frances Hancock and Tim McCreanor: Govt needs to intervene against housing at Ihumātao
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12178160

Ed: I have posted a lot of the SOUL stories but this one merits a comment. The archaeological provisions of HNZPTA are being invoked here to try to protect a landscape when the issue is basically not one of protecting archaeological sites but one of a contested potential heritage landscape, or in reality an extension to an historic landscape that is already protected in considerable part. It is unreasonable to condemn the archaeological provisions because they do not achieve that.. The RMA has provisions for outstanding landscapes but they have a long history of being difficult to use and of being difficult to define.  While there is some movement to extending them to include historic values we are a long way from achieving that. Under the Heritage NZ legislation the Historic Area and Wahi Tapu Area classifications confer status but no protection. That weakness may be a place to start - but it does little for the current issue.


 
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Monday, December 17, 2018

 


Scientists Believe Machine Translation Could Help Crack The Text Written On Ancient Cuneiform Tablets
https://www.inquisitr.com/5211221/scientists-believe-machine-translation-could-help-crack-the-text-written-on-ancient-cuneiform-tablets/

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

 

Two stalagmites found in Chinese cave offer a way to improve accuracy of carbon-14 dating

Ed: at the old limi)

 


Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb
https://apnews.com/860390b92f64415ea801b247a99a03d2

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Western Australia's most spectacular shipwrecks protected through hefty punishments
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-15/western-australia-shipwrecks-protected-by-hefty-fines/10617438

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

 


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Kia ora koutou,

Here is a full list of NZAA prize/award winners from the recent joint NZAA/AAA Conference in Auckland:
 
  • NZAA photo competition: Joshua Emmitt, for his photo (above) entitled 'Lost in space'. Caption: ​A surveyor sits on a limestone remnant while reviewing details of a middle-Holocene site that was recorded in the area in the early twentieth century. Fayum North Shore, Egypt.
  • Best student paper in AINZ: Alana Kelly, 'Third time's the charm: an investigation into the quarantine landscape of Lyttelton Harbour'
  • Best student paper (MA): Alana Kelly, 'Mechanising fibre production: the New Zealand flax mill project'
  • Best student paper (PhD): Sarah Karstens, 'The bioarchaeology of mobility: addressing issues of time and distance'
  • Best student poster: Jennifer Lane, 'Transformations in plot attributes from 1870s-1930s in Dunedin's historic Northern Cemetery'
  • Best overall poster: Rebecca Ramsay and Mica Plowman, 'Mapping the Piha tramline'
  • Roger C. Green Lifetime Achievement Awards: Geoff Irwin & Nigel Prickett
  • Honorary Lifetime Membership for Services to NZAA: Garry Law

Warm congratulations to all winners!

Nga mihi,
NZAA Council

 
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Friday, December 14, 2018

 


A-maize-ing genetic sleuthing rewrites history of corn
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-corn-idUSKBN1OC2MQ

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

 

 


Scientists Virtually Reconstruct Magnificent Pre-Incan Temple
https://gizmodo.com/scientists-virtually-reconstruct-magnificent-pre-incan-1831051922

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Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality  
Te Papa opens 15 Dec.



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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

 


Tooth enamel analysis shows two early hominin species ate a generalized diet
https://phys.org/news/2018-12-tooth-enamel-analysis-early-hominin.html

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2018 AAA Prizes and Awards

RHYS JONES MEDAL FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGY

Harry Allen


 

 
Work is underway to excavate and retrieve as much of one of the earliest European-designed ships built in New Zealand that is still present as a wreck. The Daring, near the Kaipara Heads, ran aground in February 1865. Recently exposed by the forces of nature, a community collective called The Daring Rescue has obtained an archaeological authority from Heritage New Zealand and, with professional advice, will help ensure the long-term preservation of the vessel for research, public display and education

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Quake-stricken woolshed reopens | Otago Daily Times Online News

 
The Walton Fund is once again open for applications. These are due by 1 February 2019 and more details about applying can be found on the website: https://nzarchaeology.org/membership/walton-fund.


NZAA is currently seeking expressions of interest for the role of web manager. While training in the use of the website will be provided, familiarity with web management would be useful. Please submit your EOI to secretary@nzarchaeology.org by 21 December 2018.

The role of web manager includes:
·         Overview of the content of the website for currency, consistency with NZAA policy and interests.
·         Updates of the ‘News’, Events, Job Opportunities, Request for Work and Volunteer Opportunities pages as required.
·         Annual update of Archaeology Week, Conference, Council and Governance pages.
·         Carry out specific projects to enhance the content e.g. migrating information from the old website about past conferences, award winners, other historical data, photographic archive.
·         Lead any structural change to the site to sustain relevance, content, scope, look and feel, mobile device connectedness.
·         Reporting to Council for each meeting.
·         Annual report to the AGM.
This is a voluntary position.

 


Bright as a button: archaeologists reveal Birmingham's links with the humble button
https://molaheadland.com/bright-as-a-button-archaeologists-reveal-birminghams-links-with-the-humble-button/

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

 

Chinese archaeologists unveil deluxe carriage from 2,500 years ago

 

 


This 8000-year-old 'gum' holds surprises about ancient toolmakers
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/12/8000-year-old-gum-holds-surprises-about-ancient-toolmakers

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Monday, December 10, 2018

 

 

Duke of Marlborough's $12m, nine-year revamp completed
The Duke of Marlborough has existed in various forms since 1827 and holds New Zealand's first liquor licence, issued in 1840. The current building was originally part of the cable station at Cable Bay.

 
After centuries at the bottom of the sea off Tasmania's treacherous north coast, bottled beer found on the sunken Sydney Cove merchant ship is being renewed and re-brewed.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

 
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Some christmas reading for historical archaeologists

 
2019 Conference on Pan-Pacific Anthropocene (ConPPA)

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei , Taiwan
Meeting: May 14-16, 2019 / Field trip: May 17, 2019

Saturday, December 08, 2018

 
Hundreds of Tiny Terracotta Warriors Found Guarding 2,100-Year-Old Chinese Site

https://www.livescience.com/64071-mini-terracotta-army-discovered-china.html--

 

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The establishment of a Heritage Specialist certification under the CEnvP Scheme will help promote sound practice by recognising ethical and professionally competent heritage impact professionals within Australia and New Zealand. This should lead to improved confidence and outputs in professional heritage protection and management.

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Tohu Whenua programme launching on West Coast

http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/5/327903

 


Early human dispersals within the Americas
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6419/eaav2621

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Friday, December 07, 2018

 

 


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