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Monday, April 30, 2018

 
Online Journal of Public Archaeology Vol 7 



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Sunday, April 29, 2018

 
Digging up the past | Christchurch City Libraries:



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Advancingthe ethics ofpaleogenomics



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Science journal: ‘Include Indigenous communities in your grave-robbing’ – Walking Eagle News:



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Friday, April 27, 2018

 
Ancient human-sloth hunt hinted at in 15,000-year-old footprints | Science | AAAS:



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Growth Opportunities of Metal Detector market in the Asia-Pacific Industry with analysis, Expected Growth and Forcast By 2023 – Business News: "Metal Detector Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into : Military, Archaeology and Treasure Hunting, Leisure and Entertainment, Others"



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Thursday, April 26, 2018

 

Kia ora
We are a day away from New Zealand Archaeology Week 2018 (28 April to 6 May 2018) and we have a lot happening around the country. Please visit https://nzarchaeology.org/news-events/national-archaeology-week and see what is happening around your area.
I would like to thank everyone who is either acting as an area coordinator or putting on an event as part of the week.  Without your willingness to be a part of New Zealand Archaeology Week it would not be possible. It is a commitment to put on an event and the NZAA thank you for your time and effort.
To those who are planning to go to Archaeology Week events we thankyou for your support.
Please contact me at archaeologyweek@nzarchaeology.org  for more information or to discuss possible events and/or interest in New Zealand Archaeological Week 2018.
Thank you
Kathryn Hurren
NZAA New Zealand Archaeology Week Coordinator

 
Royal Society Te Apārangi - Lest we forget, Kia maumahara tātou i a rātou: "This ANZAC day Royal Society Te Apārangi commemorates Sir Peter Buck, ANZAC veteran and notable scholar."



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Caring for waterlogged waka:



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Ice Age Artists Used Charcoal Over 10,000 Years to Create Europe's Oldest Cave Paintings | Mental Floss:



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Fascinating images show original Windsor Castle after it was built to defend against medieval Home Counties | The Independent:



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Northland war defence story rediscovered | Radio New Zealand News:



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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

 
“In the soil of a friendly country”: an archaeologist’s visit to Gallipoli | Christchurch uncovered:



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Opportunity for a Cornwall Park in South Auckland? | Scoop News:



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Indonesian archaeologist recalls Flores ‘hobbit’ fossil find 15 years on, and what it meant for him and Indonesian archaeology  | South China Morning Post:



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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

 
WA accused of undermining Burrup peninsula's world heritage listing | Australia news | The Guardian:



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Footprints Suggest Early Humans May Have Walked Upright - Archaeology Magazine:



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Did last ice age affect breastfeeding in Native Americans? New findings link genetic mutation to mammary duct growth as well as shoveled teeth -- ScienceDaily:



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Spotlight on Coromandel’s archaeological heritage | Voxy.co.nz:



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Saturday, April 21, 2018

 
Heritage sites to celebrate receiving Landmarks status | Otago Daily Times Online News:



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Destruction at the ancient site of Mari in Syria | Science | The Guardian:



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Friday, April 20, 2018

 
April - May events 2018: Holiday workshops, Exhibitions and Presentations. - glawnz@gmail.com - Gmail:

"PHTM is proud to be part of  2018 New Zealand

Archaeology Week with 3 events

 

 27 April Workshop ‘Hidden Treasures’ 10-12 $8pp


29 April Workshop ‘Hidden Treasures’ 2-4pm $8pp:

Discover an Iron Age lake fort, Vikings and the hidden jewels of an emperor in Poland.

2 May Presentation 10.30-11.30am Free

'Hidden Treasures - Hidden Atrocities'

Discover Polish archaeologists' work in Poland and around the world, from Iron Age Biskupin Fort, Katyn Forest and Warsaw to Egypt and South America.

Come and unearth links between World War 2, Resistance and Polish New Zealanders.

This event is suitable for adults only."



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Kaipara Harbour's archaeological wonders to feature in Dargaville talk - NZ Herald:



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The moa ecology paradox: New Zealand’s large moa did not disperse large seeds | University of Canterbury:



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Thursday, April 19, 2018

 
'Opportunity to learn about ourselves' - two dozen taonga return to Northland after decade at Auckland university | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ:



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Ancient Maori gardening tools returned to Northland marae - NZ Herald:



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Ancient Maori gardening tools returned to Northland marae - NZ Herald:



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Govt could take 400ha Northland peat dig to court | Radio New Zealand News: "Heritage New Zealand was also taken aback by the council's actions.

HNZ's Northland manager Bill Edwards said councils were required by law to notify Heritage NZ about any plans to dig up archaeological sites."



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Digging up the past: Hallie Buckley & Peter Petchey: "A series of exhumations from grave sites in the South Island at Lawrence and Milton are revealing more about the lives of our early settlers."



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

 
19th-Century Museums Swapped Priceless Artifacts Like Trading Cards - Atlas Obscura:



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Treasure, coins, found in Germany dating back to Danish King Harold Bluetooth:

Ed: See pic: the relationship between this and archaeology seems slight.



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How Taboos About Death Hold Back Chinese Archaeology:



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Open Heritage — Google Arts & Culture: "Explore the story and 3D model of each historic location"\

Ed: some local content



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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

 
Forgotten tales from the Otago Frontier | Otago Museum:



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Boy unearths treasure of the Danish king Bluetooth in Germany | World news | The Guardian:



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Uncovering Victoria Square | Christchurch uncovered: "Uncovering Victoria Square"



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Monday, April 16, 2018

 
Kumara controversy: NZ scientists question study findings - NZ Herald:



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Sunday, April 15, 2018

 
Diachronous beginnings of the Anthropocene: The lower bounding surface of anthropogenic deposits - Matt Edgeworth, Dan deB Richter, Colin Waters, Peter Haff, Cath Neal, Simon James Price, 2015: " Layers above typically contain artificial features, structures, artifacts and other material traces of human activity, in contrast to their relative absence in layers below. "



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Ortsbezogene Kunst / Site-Specific Art - Matt Edgeworth: " The archaeosphere is comprised of the totality of truncations, construction cuts, landfills, industrial waste dumps, urban occupation deposits, layers of demolition rubble, archaeological earthworks, cultivation soils, agricultural terraces, and other physical traces of human activity in the ground."



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Saturday, April 14, 2018

 
First Greek Art Has Been Discovered Inside A Cave On Crete And Dates Back To The Last Ice Age: "However, once archaeologists were able to look at the oldest layers inside the cave, they noticed that the petroglyphs showed a type of dwarf deer known as Candiacervus ropalophorus, which would have roamed Crete 21,500 years ago and became extinct at least 11,000 years ago."



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Protest stops test digs | South Coast Register:

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Fifteen years after looting, thousands of artefacts are still missing from Iraq's national museum:



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Tests on Captain Cook's sweet potato fuel row over how crop reached Polynesia | Science | The Guardian:



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Why archaeologists are arguing about sweet potatoes | Popular Science:



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Genetic Study Offers New Thoughts on Sweet Potatoes - Archaeology Magazine:



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Which came first: The people or the sweet potatoes? | Life | Malay Mail Online:



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New app launched to help get to grips with Taranaki land war history | Stuff.co.nz:



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Archaeology Week puts focus on Taranaki's fascinating history | Stuff.co.nz:



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Friday, April 13, 2018

 
Archaeologists search for buried Melbourne treasures in major CBD dig - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):



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David Dudfield writes:
The Southland Museum & Art Gallery Niho o te Taniwha has been closed due to earthquake risks... please note the taonga and tuatara will still be cared for but there is to be no public access. See below.

 
‘Historic’ agreement resolves dispute over Chauvet cave (and replica) | The Art Newspaper:

"According to the financial settlement reached in January, the association of the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc will now pay the three speleologists €50,000 for the image rights and the Chauvet name, and they will receive 1.7% of the admission fees to the replica cave."

Ed: ! At what point in time does such a discovery cease to become cultural appropriation?



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Latin America’s lost histories revealed in modern DNA | Science | AAAS:



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Thursday, April 12, 2018

 
Science In Heritage Conservation (Demonstration) - Hawera - Eventfinda:



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Records of the Auckland Museum, Volume 52, 2017 - Discover - Auckland War Memorial Museum:



On line: "Archaeological excavations at Pig Bay (N38/21, R10/22), Motutapu Island, Auckland, New Zealand, in 1958 and 1959
Janet Davidson and Foss Leach

Matakawau Stingray Point Pa excavation, Ahuahu Great Mercury Island 1955-56
Louise Furey, Joshua Emmitt and Rod Wallace

Māori Kākahu (Cloak) Fragments from Piha: Whakaari Pā
Lisa McKendry"



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Ancient stone tools found on Sulawesi, but who made them remains a mystery:



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Cemetery dig answering questions | Otago Daily Times Online News:



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'Legendary' map of Pacific by James Cook's Tahitian navigator Tupaia finally unlocked | Stuff.co.nz:



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Talk on Kaipara for Archaeology Week | Stuff.co.nz:



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Researchers reveal history with exhumation of Otago graves | Scoop News:



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'Tornado' hits historic West Auckland railway station | Stuff.co.nz:



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Eight skeletons exhumed at old Otago cemetery | Radio New Zealand News:



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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

 
A Career in Ruins: How to make a living as a heritage profession: "Dan Windwood, heritage planner at Dunedin City Council will be presenting on how to build a career in archaeology and heritage management.  MAY
24
Dunedin

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Auckland Libraries: Digging up the past: "Dave Veart author talk - Digging up the past
Central City LibraryWednesday 2 May" Booking necessary.



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British scientists in race to find lost shipwreck of Ernest Shackleton's Endurance:



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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 
On fossil poo and picky eaters: a new study sheds light on New Zealand's past ecosystem | Science | The Guardian:



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Divers discover 5,000-year-old shoe in Swiss lake - SWI swissinfo.ch:



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Sprawling, 2,000-Year-Old Desert Carvings Show Up in Drone Photos:



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Justus Willberg plays the Hydraulis - YouTube:



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Ancient Greek Water-Organ Sounds Again at Acropolis Museum | GreekReporter.com:



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Greek Archaeologists Reverse Film Ban Decision | GreekReporter.com:

The intersection of popular culture, competition for film sets locations, cultural tourism and site curation.



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Rome's Fault Helped Make It A Great Power | IFLScience:

Ed Determinism alive and well.



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72 officials charged with theft after turning ancient archaeological site into parking lot - Egypt Independent:

Ed: Parking lots and crime in my mind are more often related to the charges.



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Latest Finds in Paleolithic Bacho Kiro Cave in Central Bulgaria Imply Coexistence of Early Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals - Archaeology in Bulgaria:



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Kia ora
We are now less than a month away from Archaeology Week 2018 and there are a number of fun and exciting events planned around the country.
Archaeology Week events are being added and updated on a daily basis so please visit https://nzarchaeology.org/news-events/national-archaeology-week and see what is happening around your area.
The NZAA has funding available for volunteer groups to help with costs associated with putting on events. If you would like a little bit of extra help with your events then please email me at archaeologyweek@nzarchaeology.org. The NZAA will review each request on a case by case basis.
Please contact me at archaeologyweek@nzarchaeology.org  for more information or to discuss possible events and/or interest in New Zealand Archaeological Week 2018.
Thank you
Kathryn Hurren
NZAA New Zealand Archaeology Week Coordinator

 
Finger fossil 'shows humans went east of Africa earlier than thought' | Science | The Guardian:



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Mystery of Stonehenge solved: Pillars were 'in place long before humans arrived' - NZ Herald:

Ed: well the claim is for some.



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Re-united with the bones of their ancestors | Māori Television:



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Monday, April 09, 2018

 
New evidence about the human occupation of Asia is cascading in | Aeon Essays:



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NZAA / AAA conference 2018 Call for Sessions Proposals:

 The combined NZAA / AAA 2018 Conference will be held at the University of Auckland on 28–30 November. The conference theme is Trans-Tasman Dialogues. Despite some striking differences between the archaeological record of New Zealand and Australia, we share the same historical roots as well as some key goals and priorities: the desire to make archaeology an inclusive and collaborative practice between archaeologists, indigenous communities and other stakeholders, to raise public awareness about the richness of the human past in the region, to promote and foster cutting-edge research throughout Oceania and to lobby relevant authorities for the recognition and protection of cultural heritage.

Session proposals should be emailed to papers@nzarchaeology.org
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Media & Engagement | Exploring the Easter Eg.: "Media & Engagement

Ancient Animals App Now Available!
Available for Easter 2018, the new app - Ancient Animals -  offers users the opportunity to help archaeologists trace the introduction of rabbits and hares to Britain as they search for links between the Easter celebrations and the Easter bunny. "



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Saturday, April 07, 2018

 
NZ Archaeology Week puts the spotlight on Tauranga gem | Voxy.co.nz:



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Talk on Kaipara for Archaeology Week | Voxy.co.nz:



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Monograph 26 - Change through Time - NZ Archaeological Association:

"Monograph 26 – Change through Time  50 years of New Zealand Archaeology  Format: Hard copy.  Edited by Louise Furey and Simon Holdaway" $45.00  Reprint of the original - long out of print.

Friday, April 06, 2018

 
Communities key in 'science storytelling' | Otago Daily Times Online News: "Prof Lisa Matisoo-Smith, of the University of Otago anatomy department, made those comments during a keynote address at a major Public Communication of Science and Technology conference at the university yesterday."



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Communities key in 'science storytelling' | Otago Daily Times Online News:



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Prehistoric pop culture: deciphering the DNA of the Bell Beaker Complex:



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A Māori ceremonial comb has been discovered in Huntly roadworks | Stuff.co.nz:



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Facebook: "188-year-old waiata discovered under floorboards"



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AACAI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP - USEWEAR & RESIDUE ANALYSIS - DR EBBE HAYES & PROF RICHARD FULLAGAR - Google Groups: "AACAI NSW/ACT are seeking expressions of interest from members and non-members who would like to attend

 a Professional Development Workshop on Usewear and Residue Analysis 

with Dr. Ebbe Hayes and Prof. Richard Fullagar 

at the University of Wollongong 

on the Saturday 23rd June 2018. "



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The world's oldest bridge to be preserved by the British Museum's Iraq Scheme:



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Edible archaeology: recreating Pompeii's bread:

From This Way Up, 12:15 pm on 17 March 2018

Thursday, April 05, 2018

 
Royal Society Te Apārangi - Science of nature without culture:

Ann Salmond |: "Far from protecting the scientific project from bias and political interest, they are trying to uphold a status quo based on ethnocentric bias and outmoded dualisms (and the power relations embedded in them), at a time when new ways of thinking about socio-environmental challenges are urgently needed."



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A world map of Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry in modern humans:



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Machine learning algorithm suggests ancient hominin remains not part of ritualistic burial:



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Successful applicants for the 2018 Walton Fund announced - NZ Archaeological Association:

"The NZAA Council is pleased to announce that the successful applicants from the Walton Fund for 2018.

Tristan Wadsworth and Jessie Garland will carry out a survey of the southern shores of the Catlins Estuary, attempting to update as many of the 31 sites recorded here as possible, as well as recording any new sites that are found. Due to its significance as one of the few excavated sites in the area, the Mānuka Point/Pounawea site (H47/1), which is located on the northern shores of the estuary, will also be included.

Danielle Trilford will, in conjunction with Hal Hovell (Ngāti Porou), survey the area between Te Araroa and the East Cape, where very little site recording has been carried out previously, but which appears to be a highly significant archaeological landscape. The survey will draw on Hal’s knowledge of the area as well as LiDAR data, early survey maps and existing literature about the area. The results of the survey will be reported back to Matahi o te Tau Marae, and the results of both surveys will be reported in Archaeology in New Zealand.

The applicants are to be commended on the calibre of their applications and NZAA Council wishes them well for their field work."



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Historic ‘Walk and Talk’ in Whangarei this weekend | Voxy.co.nz: "Heritage Northland Inc will host two events for people wanting to learn more about Whangarei’s archaeological and built heritage.

A ‘Walk and Talk’ experience at the Mair’s Landing location on Hatea Drive will begin at 10am on April 7 followed by a behind the scenes look at the Old Whangarei Butter Factory in the CBD."



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New research sheds light on Neanderthals' distinctive features | Science | The Guardian:



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Indiana Joan? Explorer could be played by a woman, Steven Spielberg suggests | Film | The Guardian:



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Historic beehive kilns in Te Horo to be saved - NZ Herald:



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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

 
Peter says buried steam train locomotive is no mystery - and he's got a picture | Stuff.co.nz:



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The mystery train of Taranaki may be buried under new shopping mall site | Stuff.co.nz:



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Human bony labyrinth used as an indicator of dispersal from Africa:



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How unpaid work is killing off museums – F Yeah History:

"Recently the Victoria and Albert Museum put up a job advert for an unpaid voluntary curatorial role. To land this job you needed, minimum, a masters degree and to be able to work for free."



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Events 2018 - International Council on Monuments and Sites:

 ‘Heritage Buildings as Social Media' Walking Tour, ‘Careers in Heritage’ Q and A Panel
Who? ICOMOS New Zealand in association with the Auckland Archaeological Society (ArchSoc) and Heritage Now    When? Wednesday 18 April 2018
Where? Auckland CBD, Registration needed.



Series of Intergenerational Talks
What? Three 10 minute talks by ICOMOS members representing different career stages - senior professional, intermediate professional and emerging professional. The emerging professional will participate via Skype. The talks will be followed by a discussion on intergenerational heritage knowledge exchange.
Who? ICOMOS NZ Education & Professional Development Committee and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
When? 4:30-6pm, Wednesday 18th April
Where? New Zealand, Christchurch, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Christchurch Office, 64 Gloucester Street"  , Registration needed.



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Rivers Swell in Channel Country : Image of the Day:

Not archaeology but a reminder of the geography of our very different neighbour.



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Emory class looks at fake archeological stories to understand modern thinking | Emory University | Atlanta, GA:



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Oldest Neanderthal wooden tools found in Spain -- ScienceDaily:



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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

 
Who is the Chinese 'tomb raider'? Yao Yuzhong gets death for stealing thousands of historical artefacts:



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Island-hopping study shows the most likely route the first people took to Australia:



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What is Historic Heritage? • Environment Guide:



Newly updated.

Monday, April 02, 2018

 
ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH: Glass Target Balls:



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Evolving Auckland: "Many maps and plans of Central Auckland have been drawn and published since the 1840s. "



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Sunday, April 01, 2018

 
On the Iraq border archaeological digs are a minefield – in every sense | Science | The Guardian:



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Heritage This Month  - Heritage New Zealand



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