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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

 
Heritage in Action – Maintenance and Repair Workshop
Heritage New Zealand, in partnership with Auckland Council’s Heritage Unit, will present a workshop that will discuss best practice approaches for maintaining and repairing your heritage place.

Don’t miss ‘Heritage in Action – Maintenance and Repair Workshop’, Saturday 4 November, 9.30am to 12.30pm, Ferndale House, Mount Albert.

Seating is limited so bookings are essential. To secure your place please e-mail: HeritageEvents@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Monday, October 30, 2017

 
27 October 2017, Otago researchers hope to study life and health of Chinese gold miners, News, University of Otago, New Zealand:



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Icon heritage sites:

DOC listing.



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Ruapekapeka in videos on Vimeo:



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Sunday, October 29, 2017

 
Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history | Science | The Guardian: "Mongolia’s cold, dry climate can result in incredible archaeological finds, but a harsh economic downturn means looting has risen to disastrous levels"



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Saturday, October 28, 2017

 
Toilet humour | Christchurch uncovered:



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Let's raise a glass (of water) to Ryde Pumping Station:



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Friday, October 27, 2017

 
5.6 tons of ancient coins unearthed under house in Jiangxi - China.org.cn:



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Galloway Viking Hoard acquired by National Museums of Scotland | Culture | The Guardian:



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The ‘ahu ‘ula and mahiole of Kalani‘ōpu‘u:a journey of chiefly adornments



Tuhinga 28: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (2017)

 
NZ WARS - The Stories of Ruapekapeka:



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Thursday, October 26, 2017

 
Archaeology Week 2018: "NEW ZEALAND ARCHAEOLOGY WEEK 2018
 
The dates for the 2018 New Zealand Archaeology Week are 28 April to 6 May 2018. Archaeology Week promotes the work of New Zealand archaeologists at home and abroad and the importance of protecting our archaeological heritage. New Zealand Archaeology Week works on a local level with numerous events happening around the country during the week.

NZAA will break the country into areas and have a co-ordinator in each area so that facilitating Archaeology Week does not fall on one person and there is a local contact for people/groups/organisations wishing to set up an event. We are looking for area coordinators so please contact me if you are interested.

Please contact me at archaeologyweek@nzarchaeology.org for more information or to discuss possible events and/or interest in the proposed New Zealand Archaeological Week 2018. 


Thank you
Kathryn Hurren
NZAA New Zealand Archaeology Week Coordinator"



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Royal Society Te Apārangi - Broadening our horizons: roadshow on changes to Fellowship and medal processes: "National roadshow on proposed changes to processes on electing Fellows and awarding medals taking place during November."



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Spanish researchers discover 30,000 year-old cave paintings:



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Crops evolving ten millennia before experts thought - The Archaeology News Network:



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Kiwis help reveal 'world's oldest tsunami victim' - NZ Herald:



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Researchers join forces to protect Northland WWII heritage sites | Stuff.co.nz:



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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

 
Battalion museum in coalition agreement: "Building a museum at Waitangi to commemorate the 28 Maori Battalion is one of the surprises slipped into the coalition agreement between Labour and New Zealand First."



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Sutton Bridge strengthened | Otago Daily Times Online News:



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Frances Hancock and Tim McCreanor: Heritage settlement's sad fate isn't inevitable - NZ Herald:



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Astrolabe: Shipwreck find 'earliest navigation tool' - BBC News:



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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

 
Archaeology Week 2018:

"NEW ZEALAND ARCHAEOLOGY WEEK 2018 

28 April to 6 May 2018.

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Archaeologists Find Cache of Assyrian Cuneiform Tablets in Iraq | Archaeology | Sci-News.com:



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′Asterix and the Chariot Race′: latest edition of classic comic series launches | Culture Slot | DW | 19.10.2017:



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Volcanic suppression of Nile summer flooding triggers revolt and constrains interstate conflict in ancient Egypt | Nature Communications:



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New Pyramidion discovered in Sakkara necropolis  - Daily News Egypt:



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Sunday, October 22, 2017

 
'A hidden gem': Bedlam Walls walk offers glimpse of Tasmania's Aboriginal heritage - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):



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Archeologists Race To Find Artifacts Melting Out Of Mountain Ice Fields | Wyoming Public Media:



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Native American Secrets Lie Buried in Huge Shell Mounds - The New York Times:



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Saturday, October 21, 2017

 
When bacteria tell a story: tracing Indigenous Australian ochre sources via microbial 'fingerprinting':



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Auckland's volcanic jewels get million dollar makeovers in preparation for UNESCO bid | Stuff.co.nz: "The Department of Conservation has developed a "tentative list" of future sites, which includes Auckland's volcanic field. 

By making maunga World Heritage sites they would become international tourist attractions but would also provide more protection, because the Crown would be answerable to an international body, Turoa said. 

The work would hopefully change people's perceptions of Auckland's maunga, Turoa said.

"It's an opportunity for people to understand their cultural, archeological and heritage value," T"



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Stolen mosaic that once adorned Emperor Caligula's lavish pleasure barge returned to Italy after being used as a coffee table:



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Statement Regarding the United States of America’s Intention to Withdraw from UNESCO - Archaeological Institute of America:



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Friday, October 20, 2017

 
Ed: What might the change of government mean for historic heritage? In past elections I have put up a post in the eNews with links to each party's policy relating to cultural or historic heritage, but this year I found so little I abandoned the quest.  This is perhaps unpromising.

Before her elevation to the leadership of Labour Jacinda Ardern was (among other roles) Shadow Minister for  Arts, Culture and Heritage.  She has retained it as the new Minister.

A Minister of Conservation with an interest in the historic heritage part of the role would be a welcome change.The role has gone to Eugenie Sage, but being from the Greens she is outside cabinet. She has a strong interest n Christchurch recovery so must be familiar with the heritage issues there.

 
Gin! That aromatic schnapps, that bright moon beam, the Mother’s Ruin… | Christchurch uncovered:

 
Moa integral to district’s past, future | Otago Daily Times Online News:



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Archaeological discovery during northern corridor works - Star.kiwi:



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Roman-era cave system in Lower Galilee plundered by thieves - Israel News - Jerusalem Post:



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Roman-era cave system in Lower Galilee plundered by thieves - Israel News - Jerusalem Post:



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Thursday, October 19, 2017

 
Hidden graves unearthed in North | Townsville Bulletin: "HUMAN remains have been unearthed in an unmarked and abandoned 19th century graveyard in the gold mining town of Ravenswood, 130km southwest of Townsville.  The graves are in what is believed to have been the town’s first cemetery. They were discovered by specialist contractors using ground penetrating radar while working on Carpentaria Gold’s Ravenswood Expansion Project."



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Our Atmosphere and Climate, 2017 Govt Report.
"A 2013 study of the impact of climate change on the archaeology of the coastline in the
Whangarei district suggested increases in the likelihood and severity of detrimental impacts on
archaeological sites, one‐third of which were already threatened by other pressures. Middens
(piles of pre‐historic or historic domestic refuse, such as discarded shells or animals bones,
particularly around a cooking area) and small sites of early Māori occupation are particularly at
risk"
Report download

 
Protecting our heritage - Times Age: "The important history and places of Wairarapa will have an extra layer of protection after the formation of Heritage Wairarapa."



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Protecting our heritage - Times Age: "Amiria Te Whaiti, Lynda Feringa, Tingay Davidson and Frank Mineham.
Terry Craig of Clareville was also elected onto the committee.


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

 
Fletcher rejects claims of destroying sacred Ihumātao:



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Archaeological discovery during northern corridor works - Star.kiwi:

(Canterbury)


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 
Lost Roman theatre discovered near Jerusalem's Western Wall by archaeologists | The Independent:



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Monday, October 16, 2017

 
Christchurch uncovered | Exploring Christchurch's past through archaeology:



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Ranger, Recreation/Historic/ | Trade Me Jobs:

"DoC  Ranger, Recreation/Historic/
Location Waimate, Canterbury"



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Sunday, October 15, 2017

 
Heritage award out of the blue | Otago Daily Times Online News:



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Tornos News | Ancient Greek city of Ephesus in Ionia to be reunited with Aegean Sea:



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Changing face of Easter Island: "That lesson is that you should trust the hard work of serious anthropologists who do deep, evidence-based research"



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Ancient Māori tool found on Waikanae golf course's ninth fairway | Stuff.co.nz:



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Saturday, October 14, 2017

 
Edmund Gill: life and work · Science in the field: the notebooks of Edmund Gill · Fusion: Deakin Exhibits Online:



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US, Israel to quit UNESCO | Radio New Zealand News:



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Historic bridge collapses on Kāpiti Coast, leaves beams, debris in river | Stuff.co.nz:



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Friday, October 13, 2017

 
Historical Māori pā discovered in Tauranga | Radio New Zealand News:



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No trace of early contact between Rapanui and South Americans in ancient DNA | EurekAlert! Science News:


 
Multiple distinct groups historically populated Newfoundland, DNA study suggests | Vancouver Sun:



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Archaeological find at Otamataha Pa enhances case for Cliff Rd museum - NZ Herald:



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Andrew Blanshard: Album Otago



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74-year WWII maritime mystery solved in NT | Daily Telegraph:



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Indigenous Knowledge Could Solve the Mystery of Mesa Verde - The Atlantic:



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The rise of agricultural states came at a big cost, a new book argues:



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In memory: Anthropologist Sinoto’s work key to understanding Polynesian migration:



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In memory: Anthropologist Sinoto’s work key to understanding Polynesian migration:



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In memory: Anthropologist Sinoto’s work key to understanding Polynesian migration:



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The first humans in Australia arrived early enough to cause some trouble | Popular Science:



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Spurred On: the battlefield maps that beat Google Earth | Stuff.co.nz:



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Property developer appeals Auckland Council's decision to protect historic hall | Stuff.co.nz:



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Property developer appeals Auckland Council's decision to protect historic hall | Stuff.co.nz:



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Ancient DNA unearths fascinating secrets. But what about the ethics?:



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Thursday, October 12, 2017

 
Otago Museum reveals face of 2400yo mummy | Newshub:



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Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology - Home:

"Tim Adams explains excavating remains of the Burwood Colliery tramway."



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Mass grave possibly uncovered in assessment of land for Tauranga museum | Stuff.co.nz:



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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 
Florida Has More Archaeological Canoes Than Anywhere Else in the World - Atlas Obscura:



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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

 
New study finds 'staying longer at home' was key to stone age technology change 60,000 years ago:



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Archaeologists uncover ancient kumara garden during Waikato Expressway construction | Stuff.co.nz:



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Ōtātara Pā Historic Reserve - Guided Walk and Māori Games - Napier - Eventfinda:



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Monday, October 09, 2017

 
ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH: ‘The Hated Stain’:



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Sunday, October 08, 2017

 
Key Concepts in Public Archaeology:

bOOK - FREE PDF DOWNLOAD.

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'Most important' Ely Bronze Age gold torc on display - BBC News:



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A Life Story - Arts stalwart Bob Cater dies, age 80 | Stuff.co.nz:

Bob was a force from within the civil service in achieving the 1970s sites and artefacts legislation.

 
In memory: Anthropologist Sinoto’s work key to understanding Polynesian migration:



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Saturday, October 07, 2017

 
Buried treasure stories of wrecked Dutch ship Gilt Dragon recorded - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):



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Wilton, David 


Sun 22nd October walk/talk to Eureka mining settlement, Kuranui Valley, Thames.  To include visits to the sites of Shotover, Caledonian and Eureka mines, the Big Pump site, and residential sites of early mining families. Guided by Dave Wilton and Dick Wilkins (descendant of Richard Ross, one of original owners of the Eureka claim).  Meet at The Treasury, Queen St, Thames at 9am.  Talk and trip likely to take up to about 5 hours. http://www.thamesheritage.co.nz/goldfieldshttp://www.thamesheritage.co.nz/goldfields scroll down to 22nd October.

 
In memory: Anthropologist Sinoto’s work key to understanding Polynesian migration:



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Friday, October 06, 2017

 
Finding out more, under the floor | Christchurch uncovered:



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Buried bodies and Māori artefacts expected to be found in New Plymouth | Stuff.co.nz:



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74-year WWII maritime mystery solved in NT | Daily Telegraph:



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World War II crash explored as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival | Stuff.co.nz:



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The rise of agricultural states came at a big cost, a new book argues | Science News:



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Thursday, October 05, 2017

 
Moa footprints - a rocky tale:



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Antikythera shipwreck yields bronze arm – and hints at spectacular haul of statues | Science | The Guardian:



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Treaty Grounds joins ranks of great heritage sites in digital mapping project - NZ Herald:



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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

 
Space Archaeology: In the Realm of Resolution : Image of the Day:

 
Work With a Jerk? Here’s How To Survive | Stanford Graduate School of Business:

"What creates jerks?
On average, the more well-educated and the wealthier and more prestigious people are, the worse they are."

Not archaeology - but those of you in employment might find something in this.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

 
Archaeologists: More protections needed for Chaco region:



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Aboriginal massacre sites uncovered in first forensic science study - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):



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The struggle to understand the Hobbit | Cosmos:



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Auckland Heritage Festival: Event search: "Making the Upper Huia Dam 1926-1929"

A bit of engineering heritage.



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Auckland Heritage Festival: "Guided Tour of North Head's Historic Coastal Defences"



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Archaeology and blockchain: a social science data revolution? | Science | The Guardian:



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Lactose Intolerance and Lactase Persistence: Got Milk?:



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Telescope on land sacred to Native Hawaiians moves forward:



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The virtual reality revolution is reshaping our museums | Stuff.co.nz:
Ed: To be a museum it has to be founded in objects. An all virtual anything is some thing else - not a museum.



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Wreck of Mary Rose has started to collapse onto itself, warn conservators :



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Carved kumete given to hapu but ministry seeks claims of ownership | Stuff.co.nz:



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Buried bodies and Māori artefacts expected to be found in New Plymouth | Stuff.co.nz:



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Is Kuk really the Garden of Eden? - The National:



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Sunday, October 01, 2017

 
Heritage this Month



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