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Avant-garde archaeology

Karen Greig and Richard Walter thumb

Friday, 25 October 2019

Professor Richard Walter and Dr Karen Greig (Archaeology) share an interest in past interactions between people, animals and their environment.



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Lives of early Dunedinites revealed after excavation

shoe-thumb

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

They ate oysters, they probably had pet cats and their feet were small. Fragments of the lives of late 19th century Dunedin people who lived and worked on the site of the University’s Dental School have been revealed in a major archaeological excavation.

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14th century village discovered

Richard Walter thumb1

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

One news reports on the discovery of a 14th century village in Gisborne. SPAR Director Richard Walter provided research expertise.

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Aotearoa's first industry

Chris Jacomb excavating an adze thumb

Thursday, 1 March 2018

The Māori toolkit was dominated by flaked stone tools, which were replaced in the nineteenth century by iron tools. Māori craft specialists were highly proficient adze makers, and they sourced stone over a wide geographical area.

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