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About us

SPAR is a research unit and consultancy in the Archaeology Programme, School of Social Sciences, at the University of Otago. SPAR is one of the leading archaeological and heritage consultancies in New Zealand, and promotes best practice in archaeological, historic and cultural heritage management.

SPAR staff are all experienced in archaeology and heritage management within the context of New Zealand’s statutory framework.

  • We have received national awards for heritage management projects.
  • We are experienced researchers and regularly publish in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • SPAR directors have been Principal Investigators for three research projects funded by the Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Fund.

More about Our people

Karen Greig and Richard Walter with moa bones image
Co-Directors Karen Greig and Richard Walter.