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Friday, March 31, 2017

National Archaeology Week 2017 - NZ Archaeological Association:

1 to 7 April 2017.  It's arrived.

Events for April 2017 – NZ Archaeological Association:

Archaeology Week calendar and more.

Auckland Council:

Autumn edition of TE KĀHU - Auckland Council Heritage

Legends of the lost reservoirs – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News:

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Alert newsletter 946: "Public lecture: ‘Cultural heritage in the age of experience’, Monday 10 April, Wellington , Sarah Kenderdine is currently Professor at the University of New South Wales Faculty of Art & Design, where she is the founding director of the transdisciplinary Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre), pioneering new visualisation infrastructures and projects across the arts and sciences. Te Papa.  Book your tickets online: https://www.friendsoftepapa.org.nz/event/cultural-heritage-in-the-age-of-experience/

Archaeology in Hawke’s Bay – five different perspectives | Hawke's Bay Branch, Royal Society of New Zealand: "Archaeology in Hawke’s Bay – five different perspectives
Wednesday 5 April 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MTG, Herschell Street, Napier"

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Warren Gumbley and Sian Keith are currently looking to hire a professional archaeologist to join our team based in Hamilton. The position will focus on Maori and post-Maori archaeology and the work is mainly situated in the central North Island. The work will involve research, field survey, investigations, and writing assessments and final reports. There is also capacity required in specialist areas such as GIS and midden and artefact analysis.  The position is offered as a permanent contract subject to a 3-month probationary review period. Please contact Warren (warren@archaeologist.co.nz) or Sian (sian@siankeitharchaeology.com) with your updated CV.

NZAA Archaeology Week.

Auckland University Archaeological Society Events

National Archaeology Week event at MTG Hawke's Bay next Wed | Voxy.co.nz:

'The city's story' uncovered by artefacts found underground | Stuff.co.nz

Aboriginal cultural heritage: The high costs of preservation | The Weekly Times:

The Changing Face of Archaeology: application of technology to the Ahuahu Great Mercury Island Archaeological Project  

Louise Furey, Curator of Archaeology at Auckland
Museum, and colleagues from the University of Auckland will be giving a talk on the Ahuahu
Great Mercury Island Archaeological Project.

 Auditorium Level 2 Auckland Museum  Monday 3 April at 12 noon

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Discovery of bones stops work at council rebuild | The Gisborne Herald:

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How 3-D Imaging Helps Archaeologists Preserve the Past:

Melbourne dig reveals a treasured history - Saturday Breakfast - ABC Radio:

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

'Hobson's Choice' for NZ Archaeology Week | Voxy.co.nz:

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Major archaeological dig under way in Melbourne's CBD:

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Secrets of a swamp pā | New Zealand Geographic:

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Safety at the sawmill and that stack of bricks | Christchurch uncovered:

Friday, March 24, 2017

National Archaeology Week 2017 - NZ Archaeological Association: - 42 events nationwide.  Bookings are needed for some so don't miss out.

Chinese archeologists discover underwater treasure:

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BBC One - Antiques Roadshow, Series 38, Bolsover Castle 2, Jade ‘hei-tiki’ pendant: "Jade ‘hei-tiki’ pendant
A jade Maori pendant dug up in the garden of a 17th century house stuns Ronnie Archer Morgan."

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Half a million miniscule stone flakes give clues to Natufian culture — archaeologist | Jordan Times:

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Archaeologists Find Position of Greek Fleet in Battle of Salamis, 480 BC | GreekReporter.com:

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Marlborough high country 'rabbit-proof' fence could soon be heritage site | Stuff.co.nz:

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Area Archaeologist based in Christchurch
Make a difference to Heritage
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work for the protection of historic heritage through the archaeological provisions of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act and other statutory tools.
Heritage New Zealand is seeking applications from people with skills and experience in statutory archaeological processes and resource management, together with the ability and confidence to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and with external stakeholders including archaeological consultants, property owners, local authorities, developers and whanau/hapu/iwi.
The candidate will provide expert archaeological advice to both internal and external stakeholders.
A tertiary qualification in New Zealand Archaeology or equivalent is required.
Applications close at noon on Monday 3 April 2017.  
For further information and an application form, please contact: 
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, PO Box 2629, Wellington. Phone (04) 472 4341
or email information@heritage.org.nz


Face of Cambridge man brought to life 700 years after his death | Science | The Guardian:

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Adult Tetanus Immunisation | HealthEd:

When was your last booster? Field archaeologists should maintain their protection by a booster.  The site gives recommendations as to when. Not free unless you have a work scheme that covers it,  but not expensive either.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Timeball tower rebuild expected to start in July | News | News and Events | Heritage New Zealand:

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BBC One - Antiques Roadshow, Series 38, Bolsover Castle 2, Jade ‘hei-tiki’ pendant:

Rangitane silent on staff, leaving iwi members in the dark | Stuff.co.nz:

Matthew Flinders grave to be dug up:

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Why are archaeology and anthropology so fascinating? Visiting US Professor Brian Fagan talks about why we study the past - Breakfast - ABC Radio:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A new perspective on the European colonization of Asia – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News:

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

First Contact: Impact of Pleistocene Hominins on Island Ecosystems Conference | SEAArch - The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog: "ANU 26 April 2017

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Did humans create the Sahara Desert?:

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Ngāpuhi landmark officially recognised as wāhi tapu | Māori Television:

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Heritage New Zealand reveals legal costs for case against Marlborough landowners | Stuff.co.nz:

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Heritage Rescue: "The Heritage Rescue team are on the road again thanks to Honda New Zealand to bring you another must-see New Zealand history and heritage series.
Over the next two weeks we’ll be in Eketāhuna and Waihi bringing people and communities together. "

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Alaska’s Thaw Reveals—and Threatens—a Culture’s Artifacts:

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This 400,000-year-old cranium offers new clues on human evolution:

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This 400,000-year-old cranium offers new clues on human evolution:

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Orangutan's 'Wookie Calls' Hint That Human Speech Could Be 10 Million Years Old : Shots - Health News : NPR:

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New App for Discovering the Hidden History of London – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News:

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James Cook Research Fellowships « Funds « Funds, Medals & Competitions « Royal Society of New Zealand:

For the 2017 round, Fellowships are available in the following research categories:   .......
  • Social sciences (including research of relevance to peoples of New Zealand and/or the Southwest Pacific)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Flanders Fields 14-18: "a documentary on the archaeologists working Flanders Fields "

The NZ connection is in part 3.

Fremantle sinkhole uncovers 162-year-old piece of history | The West Australian:

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, May 12-16 2014 | Maritime Archaeology, Heritage, Shipwrecks:

3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Heritage (APCONF 2017)
27 November to 2 December 2017 
Hong Kong Maritime Museum (Major Sponsor and Venue Partner)"

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioner’sWorkshop – Friday 19 May 2

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lisa Matisoo-Smith: From Africa to Aotearoa | E-Tangata - A Māori and Pasifika Sunday magazine:

Lisa Matisoo-Smith: From Africa to Aotearoa | E-Tangata - A Māori and Pasifika Sunday magazine:

Discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past:

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection:

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New Zealand 1843 - David Rumsey Historical Map Collection:

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Statue of Ramses II in Cairo slum heralded as 'important find' - World - NZ Herald News:

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Danielle Trilford. writes:
This year the annual NZAA 2017 conference is in Thames, Wednesday 21 - Saturday 24 June, 2017. Further information on the conference is available here.
Registrations are now open. The NZAA website has been upgraded and now registrations are online. There are options to pay with Pay Pal (you don’t need an account to use it), online banking, or by cheque. There is an early-bird discount code:  bdac2017 which gets $50 off for those who register and pay before 30 April 2017. Please also remember to agree to the terms and  conditions of the registration. You can contact NZAA Registrations Coordinator Abby Donaldson at registrations@nzarchaeology.org if you have any queries.
Papers and Posters
We are now welcoming proposals of papers and posters for the conference. Details you need to know are available here. Please send your proposals and abstracts to Papers coordinator Josh Emmitt at papers@nzarchaeology.org for consideration.
If you have any general queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me on  conference@nzarchaeology.org.

Heritage scholarship available | Voxy.co.nz:

 A scholarship established by Waikato-Tainui for Maori wanting to pursue a career in archaeology is being offered again this year."

Wellington Heritage Today - Wellington Archaeology Week Events.

Archaeology Week - The Flyer

National Archaeology Week 2017 - NZ Archaeological Association: "National Archaeology Week 2017" The webpage on the NZAA site.

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What Happens When an Archaeologist Challenges Mainstream Scientific Thinking? | Science | Smithsonian:

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Aboriginal DNA study reveals 50,000-year story of sacred ties to land | Australia news | The Guardian:

Mosul offensive: Assyrian artifacts discovered in abandoned ISIS tunnels - CNN.com:

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#makeheritagefun - Make Heritage Fun! by GoUNESCO:

26 March

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Skinner Fund « Funds « Funds, Medals & Competitions « Royal Society of New Zealand:

"Skinner Fund
Promoting the study of the history, art, culture, physical and social anthropology of the Māori and other Polynesian peoples.   Applications for the next round of grants from the Skinner Fund close on 31 March 2017."

Southland Heritage Month 2017 - Invercargill City Council:

Start: 2 March 2017 - see the brochure."

Neanderthal dental tartar reveals plant-based diet – and drugs | Science | The Guardian:

Heritage New Zealand status bestowed on Ngai Tahu rock art site | Stuff.co.nz:

Maori Heritage Council on a mission to recognise culture with release of new guiding document: Tapuwae.|

Tapuwae on line.

Maori Heritage Council on a mission to recognise culture with release of new guiding document | Stuff.co.nz:

Growing tourism lets businesses flourish | Stuff.co.nz: ""Clifton Bridge is one of Southland's heritage icons," "

Growing tourism lets businesses flourish | Stuff.co.nz: ""Clifton Bridge is one of Southland's heritage icons," "

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Archaeology top in long line of firsts - The University of Auckland:

 The Faculty of Arts has scooped the bulk of the top rankings in New Zealand in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject."

Latest Archaeology in New Zealand:
Sugar Cane Consumption on Rapanui and the Incidence of Caries: Evidence from Stable Isotope Values of Human Bone B. Leach, C. Qui/m, A. Seelenfreund.
A Nineteenth Century Settlers' Graveyard: Preliminary Report on the Excavation of St. John's Cemetery, Milton  P. Petchey, H. Buckley, R. Kinaston, B. Smith.
Evidence For Early - Yet Short-Lived - Use Of Toheroa Shell In The Manufacture Of Trolling-Lure Shanks?  J. Booth, W. Booth, C. Booth, R. Booth, C. Marshall.
Forest Giant Or Bush Fairy? - The 'Great Ghost' Kauri Of The Upper Tararu Valley  D. Wilton
Fieldwork and Other Activitie

Archaeopedia: - has now passed 4,000,000 page views.

UC San Diego archaeologist finds rare jade pendant while researching Maya in Belize - The San Diego Union-Tribune:

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017


Found in Iran the first cultural evidence of 'Homo sapiens' outside Africa

Google Translate:

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The Monuments Men of Libya | University of Cambridge:

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Ancient human footprints discovered on Welsh coastline are 7,000 years old, say researchers - Wales Online:

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With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures | South China Morning Post:

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Radio New Zealand : Programmes : Black Sheep:

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Monday, March 06, 2017

Christchurch uncovered | Exploring Christchurch's past through archaeology: "Getting Inked."

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Peopling America: America’s first immigrants had to wait 8,000 years to be admitted | The Economist:

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Saturday, March 04, 2017

2017 CONFERENCE – History Above Water: April 10-13 Newport RI

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Hennie van der Merwe writes:,
Our team has scanned the Edwin Fox in Picton during December and is busy creating a digital 3d model of the vessel as is. We will also later do a full digital reconstruction to her original state.
The Fox is a very important part of our history and is at risk of being damaged by natural disaster.
We have invested around 10k$ and 500 man hours already in this project and require further funding to complete.
We will shortly be starting a Kickstart fundraising campaign (details here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/217163910/1692328012?token=9a118a35)
Ed: The scans are on this page.

Archaeological mapping of historic pa complete | Voxy.co.nz:

SunLive - Historic find on Matapihi roadside - The Bay's News First:

Roadworks uncover historic battle site in Tauranga - National - NZ Herald News:

 New Zealand Archaeology Week 2017 brochure

Uncovering hidden stories:Archaeology Week in Wellington

April 1-7

NZAA Annual Conference 2017 - NZ Archaeological Association:

Thames 21 June - 24 June"

Friday, March 03, 2017

Vol 8, No 1 (2017):
Journal of Pacific Archaeology
Table of Contents

Home - NZ Archaeological Association:

The new NZAA web page has gone live.

Check out Archaeology Week.

Ancient skulls may belong to elusive humans called Denisovans | Science | AAAS:

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38,000 year-old engravings confirm ancient origins of technique used by Seurat, Van Gogh | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past:

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Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish? | History | Smithsonian:

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Sharpening our knowledge of prehistory on East Africa’s bone harpoons – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News:

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Where were all the women in the Stone Age?:

NOW HIRING. New Zealand Heritage Properties is looking for an experienced archaeologist to join our team ASAP. This is a full time permanent position based in Dunedin/Christchurch  with travel around the South Island. All applications considered. Might consider business development opportunities for the right candidate. For further information on job description , email info@heritageproperties.co.nz

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Papamoa heritage park gets $1m addition - Bay of Plenty Times - Bay of Plenty Times News:

Heritage New Zealand:

"The Autumn issue of Heritage New Zealand magazine is out now – and it really does make for a cracking read. The cover photo is of Otago University archaeology PhD student Naomi Woods with artefacts recovered following a detailed excavation programme in Whanganui. "

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UPNG Archaeology Lab Group:

Fergusson Island is one of three sources of obsidian in Papua New Guinea.  Surveys and test excavation.

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Key Concepts in Public Archaeology: Free on line.

Combined Academic Publishers - Curated Decay: "Curated Decay
Heritage beyond Saving"(Book)

The rise of the useless class |: "There are some safe jobs: the likelihood that algorithms will displace archaeologists is only 0.7 percent."

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ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH: Bullseye! Pontilled Window Glass:

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Archaeologists excavate 1,000-year-old toy boat in abandoned well:

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