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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 
2,000 years later, scientists finally know what's in these charred Roman scrolls - CNN.com:



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Stone houses have just been found off the coast of Australia - and they’re 9,000 years old - ScienceAlert:



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Parrot pie and possum curry – how colonial Australians embraced native food:



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Are we ready for another massive volcanic eruption?:



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Zooarchaeology - UNE - Course and Unit Catalogue 2017 - The University of New England: "

Saturday, January 28, 2017

 
Heritage New Zealand: "Among the fascinating items on display at the Kerikeri Stone Store are the remains of a Congreve Rocket shell used, unsuccessfully, by the British against Ruapekapeka Pa in early 1846."



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Friday, January 27, 2017

 
Alert newsletter 937:

"Skinner s – Call for Applications
The Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi are now calling for applications for the following fund:

Skinner Fund – Promoting the study of the history, art, culture, physical and social anthropology of the Māori and other Polynesian peoples.  Information on these awards and application forms are available on our website at http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/programmes/funds/skinner/

Thursday, January 26, 2017

 
Ancient tomb unveils Pacific islanders fabricated new type of society:



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New earthquake powers will force 300 building owners to strengthen within a year | Stuff.co.nz:



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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 
A Neanderthal saw a pretty rock and collected it, archaeologist suggests - Archaeology - Haaretz.com:



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Fight brewing over historic building's roof | Radio New Zealand News:



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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

 
Recently discovered diaries from Ancient Egypt reveal amazing details about the construction of the pyramids:



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Heritage New Zealand: "The first week of excavation of an early Maori site at Moturua Island in the Bay of Islands has been completed,"



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UNESCO World Heritage Centre - CIPA 26th symposium: Digital Workflows for Heritage Conservation: "CIPA 26th symposium: Digital Workflows for Heritage Conservation
Monday 28 Aug 2017
Friday 01 Sep 2017"



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Our hominid ancestors made and used tools: "Djibouti"



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Wrecks of three mystery 19th century trading ships found off Queensland Coast - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):



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Sunday, January 22, 2017

 
Dig uncovers New Zealand's earliest arrivals - Northern Advocate - Northern Advocate News:



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Rana Rewha - Moturoa Archaeological Excavation:



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Jane Hindle - A really awesome day and thanks to Patukeha and...:



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Saturday, January 21, 2017

 
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Suing Native Hawaiians for Ancestral Lands - Indian Country Media Network:

 
Tom King's CRM Plus: "Heritage After Trump Award: The WINNER!"



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Friday, January 20, 2017

 
Heritage in the Age of Trump | Richard M Hutchings - Academia.edu:



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Emperor Augustus’s Mausoleum in Rome Set for Restoration | Mental Floss:



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Triabunna dig unearths gunpowder bags, poison bottles and toys at potential barracks site - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):



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Hundreds of coffins to be restored in Egyptian conservation project | World news | The Guardian:



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Thursday, January 19, 2017

 
Heritage New Zealand: "An exciting archaeology excavation of an early Maori site at Moturua Island in the Bay of Islands is progressing well, with some really interesting finds made."



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Land wars site touted as golf resort | Radio New Zealand News:

 
Job Description - Chief Operating Officer, Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (160183):

 
Dishy News - A Transferware Blog::

"017 is the fourth anniversary of "Dishy News - A Transferware Blog.""



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The unintended consequences of UNESCO world heritage listing | The Huffington Post:



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Time Travelers | Hakai Magazine: "Could these be the oldest human footprints in North America? "



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Heritage work begins at Queens Wharf ahead of construction (Brisbane):



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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

 
A research framework for tracing human migration events after 'out of Africa' origins | EurekAlert! Science News:



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Humans Arrived in North America around 24,000 Years Ago | Archaeology | Sci-News.com:



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Why we built an artificial cave to teach our students about ancient art – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News:



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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

 
Marlborough's council sets up heritage group to promote region's history | Stuff.co.nz:



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Andrew Coleman: Capturing a city's story through its heritage buildings | Stuff.co.nz:



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Heritage Victoria - Google Arts & Culture:



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2017 NZAA Conference Papers and Poster Call Out

From 1st March 2017 we will be welcoming proposals of papers and posters on all aspects of New Zealand and Pacific archaeology, but encourage prospective participants to consider offerings that focus on current or recent research in New Zealand. We will also host a student papers session, students are invited to present papers based on their research, either completed or ongoing. Students are welcome to present shorter papers, of 10-15 minutes.

There is a themed paper session dedicated to Gold Mining. Submissions for this session are encouraged to consider: gold mining in New Zealand (or overseas), kauri logging, general early contact-period industrial archaeology, social aspects of goldfields life (including effects of mining on iwi), archaeology of the Hauraki-Coromandel region.


All papers (apart from student) must be 20 mins long, and abstracts must be between 100 – 250 words. This year all proposals for papers and posters must include an abstract when registering interest with the Papers Co-ordinator.  The dead line for the submissions is 12th May 2017.


Please send your proposals and abstracts to papers@nzarchaeology.org for consideration

Monday, January 16, 2017

 
Callie Fleeger writes:
I have recently moved to Wellington from Melbourne. I have lived and worked as an archaeologist in both British Columbia, Canada and Melbourne and have over 5 years experience in survey and excavation fieldwork, post excavation analysis and in project management.
My goal is to become more connected in the NZ cultural heritage community via volunteer or sub-contract work. Any offers or suggestions welcome. CV available.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

 
Curve of the Hook: An Archaeologist in Polynesia:

"Curve of the Hook is the long-awaited book on the life and research of Yosihiko Sinoto, senior anthropologist at the Bishop Museum."

Thursday, January 12, 2017

 
‘Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz’ - Times of India:

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Megafauna and Indigenous Australians coexisted for at least 17,000 years | Australia news | The Guardian:

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Plain of Jars Captured in Virtual Reality:

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Scientists Find DNA Of Ancient Human Ancestors In Cave Floor Dirt : Shots - Health News : NPR:

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Polynesians in the Pacific | Our Changing World | Radio New Zealand:

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Moa poo amid exports - National - NZ Herald News: "120-year-old biscuits among scores of protected items allowed to exit NZ"

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 
Current jobs - Work at Auckland Museum - Auckland War Memorial Museum: "Collection Technician Human History (Archaeology Māori Material)"

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N.B. Closes today!

 
Flying Cloud shipwreck found off SA coast, after 147 years under the sea - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

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Indigenous owners hope ancient eel traps will be recognised as world heritage | Australia news | The Guardian:

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 
SJS - Designer Assistant Role for a NZ Heritage TV Show - Mt Eden - Fixed-Term: "Designer Assistant Role for a NZ Heritage TV Show"

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Open sourcing Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil | Ars Technica:

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Reinventing heritage buildings isn't new at all – the ancients did it too:

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Louisiana Archaeological Sites Washing Away As Sea Levels Rise And Coast Sinks : NPR:

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Researchers Obtain First Reliable Radiocarbon Dates for Australian Aboriginal Rock Art | Archaeology | Sci-News.com:

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Miles of tunnels under Naples uncovered in BBC documentary | Television & radio | The Guardian:

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Face of 9,500-Year-Old Man Revealed for First Time:

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'Into the Aboriginal world' – Victoria's secret emerges from lake and creek:

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

 
Facebook: "Richard Pearse is famous (in New Zealand) because he may have achieved powered flight before the Wright brothers in 1903. He built his aeroplane at his farm in South Canterbury, but he later moved south. Between 1911 and 1912 this small cottage near Milton in South Otago was his home. It has probably not been lived in since he left."

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Friday, January 06, 2017

 
Steep commute gave ancient Egyptian workers osteoarthritis | Science | AAAS:

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Pioneer settler artefacts found in South-West town of Augusta - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

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Egypt struggles to maintain Pyramids following huge drop in tourism revenue | Daily Mail Online:

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New study finds evolution of brain and tooth size were not linked in humans | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past:

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'World's oldest rock drawings' uncovered in Iran by archaeologist | The Independent:

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'World's oldest rock drawings' uncovered in Iran by archaeologist | The Independent:

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Scientists Find DNA Of Ancient Human Ancestors In Cave Floor Dirt : Shots - Health News : NPR:

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Offbeat New Zealand: Denniston, the notorious town on the hill | Stuff.co.nz:

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Agatha Christie had little-known role in ancient Nimrud:

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Scientists are attempting to bring back an ancient elephant-sized cow | Business Insider:

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

 
Archaeologist defies sceptics in pursuit of lost city of Trellech | Science | The Guardian:

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

 
Archaeologist May Get to Return to 30-Year-Old Hawaiian Dig Site:

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Monday, January 02, 2017

 
Pa sites preserved as Papamoa Hills park grows - Bay of Plenty Times - Bay of Plenty Times News:

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Proteins Solve a Hominin Puzzle - Archaeology Magazine:

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Neanderthals in a boat? Not such a far-fetched notion after all | Toronto Star:

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

 


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