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Friday, May 25, 2018

We dig cats | Christchurch uncovered:

Robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks' - NZ Herald:

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Samoa's fine mats could join UNESCO heritage list | Radio New Zealand News:

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Tauranga author captures the story of Mauao in English and Te Reo | Voxy.co.nz:

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Archaeologist hopes to prompt discussion on solutions to problem of rising sea levels:

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Burrup Peninsula industry and World Heritage proposal 'go together', Premier says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

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30,000-Year-Old Modern Human Bones Found in Siberia - Archaeology Magazine:

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Job Vacancies | Get Involved | Heritage New Zealand: "Archaeologist based in Wellington
This role is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution as part of Heritage New Zealand’s National Policy Team, working to protect and conserve New Zealand’s historic heritage through the administration of the archaeological provisions of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act and other statutory tools.

You will work as part of a supportive, friendly, high performing team of heritage professionals in Wellington and nationwide as professional colleagues. The National Policy Team’s archaeologists are responsible for national oversight and administration of the archaeological provisions of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act.  

Heritage New Zealand is seeking applications from people with a degree in archaeology and an interest in the statutory archaeological processes under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act.  You will be required to communicate expert archaeological advice to internal and external stakeholders, assist in the development and management of internal and external processes, policy and guidance, and be able and confident to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and need to be extremely organised in order to assist the team meet its statutory timeframes.

A tertiary qualification (MA) in New Zealand archaeology or equivalent is essential.

Applications close at 5pm on 5 June 2018."

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Birds had to relearn flight after meteor wiped out dinosaurs | Science | The Guardian:

Flighless birds flew.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

One of New Zealand’s earliest human settlements revealed:

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Why we save our heritage - NZ Herald:

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bone carver Owen Mapp:

RNZ - Talks about his archaeological experiences in the origin of his art.

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Criteria has widened for protecting historic sites | The Gisborne Herald: "Conservation projects eligible for funding include stabilisation, repair or restoration to masonry, joinery, plaster or glazing, earthquake strengthening or fire protection of historic buildings. Land and/or archaeological site stabilisation, repair, vegetation management or fencing is also eligible, as are professional services that include research, condition reports and conservation, management and risk management plans."

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Monday, May 21, 2018

How to get to Australia ... more than 50,000 years ago:

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Job Posting - Archaeologist: "New Zealand Heritage Properties
Company  Full-time job
We’re looking for an archeologist to join our team. Primarily looking for a permanent person based in Invercargill but there are some potential options elsewhere in the country. Let us know if you are interested, or know someone that might like to join our team."

Myth of Mangahawea: How scientists uncovered the home of our earliest Polynesian arrivals - NZ Herald:

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Scientists uncover NZ's earliest human settlements - NZ Herald Video: "Scientists uncover NZ's earliest human settlements"

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Archaeology of War | Australian National Maritime Museum: "THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WAR
JUNE 22-23 2018
On June 22-23 2018 the Australian National Maritime Museum will host a two day event that will investigate the relationships between public remembrance and archaeology. "

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Ruins: past and prophecy:

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Otago scientists helping bring fallen NZDF personnel home, Uni News, Otago Bulletin Board, University of Otago, New Zealand:

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Recognising the importance of our arts, culture and heritage | Scoop News: "This new funding, on top of current operating funding of $13.0 million per year, will assist with processing an increased number of archaeological authority applications, protecting built heritage (including advising on earthquake-prone buildings), and identifying and protecting sites of significance to Māori."

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How rice farming may have spread across the ancient world | Science | AAAS:

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Brian Cox: Why anti-science is a threat to our democracy - NZ Herald:

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Museum: Repatriating our tūpuna ancestors - NZ Herald:

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Archaeologists Discover They've Been Excavating Lost Assyrian City | Smart News | Smithsonian:

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Archaeology dig reveals centuries of life at Kerikeri pā site - NZ Herald:

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Tuesday's Google Doodle Celebrates Nazca Line Archaeologist Maria Reiche:

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Archaeologist finds fish trap, defensive sites on Afognak Island:

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Work continues to recover partially complete waka at Puhoi | Stuff.co.nz:

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Ancient Roman roads continue to contribute to economic growth:

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Saudi: Prehistoric Human Footprints Discovered in Tabuk | Asharq AL-awsat:

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Rare Māori artefacts including carving exhibited by the Nazis up for auction in USA - NZ Herald:

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Historical air-raid shelters uncovered during $110m wharves project:


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Friday, May 11, 2018

Hotels, what versatile places! | Christchurch uncovered:

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Bid to save Tokomaru steam museum pitched | Stuff.co.nz:

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Liver-destroying virus may have been with us since the dawn of civilization | Science | AAAS:

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These Asian hunter-gatherers may have been the first people to domesticate horses | Science | AAAS:

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Curious Minds - YouTube: "The Curious Minds project investigated the question of what tools were used to carve the famous Motunui Epa - metal or pounamu? A"

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 Puke Ariki Talk Series - YouTube:
"A Puke Ariki public lecture. Rediscovering the history of Ketemarae."

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Royal Society Te Apārangi - Voices on the Wind, Traces in the Earth: Polynesian History:

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