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Big Read: TV archaeologist urges Tauranga to focus on the big picture

Mouthy and fun. Waihi Beach archaeologist Brigid Gallagher still gets a kick out of recalling two of the reasons why she was selected as a presenter …

New Zealand

Navigating to Norfolk | Boosted

<b>Emerging young navigators are training in the ancient art of wayfinding on a voyage to Norfolk Island using only the stars and natural world as their</b> …

Sailing

X-rays of convict artefacts reveal 'really neat stuff' with stories to tell

Archaeologists at Tasmania's famous Port Arthur Historic Site have used x-rays to reveal artefacts that could not previously be identified by the …

Archaeology

Anzac Gallipoli Archaeological Database

The Anzac Gallipoli Archaeological Database (AGAD) is a unique digital archive of the results of five seasons of archaeological survey of the World …

Parks Canada's Research Vessel Departs Victoria for a Voyage of Archaeology and Science | Markets Insider

RV David Thompson sets course on an 18,500-kilometre long journey<p>VICTORIA, Aug. 9, 2018 /CNW/ - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced that Parks Canada's newest research vessel, RV <i>David Thompson</i>, has left Victoria on a …

Archaeology

Easter Island seeks return of 'stolen' Moai statue from the British Museum

Easter Island’s indigenous community want the British Museum to return a unique Moai statue that was taken from them 150 years ago and given to Queen Victoria as a gift.<p>The 2.4-metre tall Hoa Hakananai'a sculpture was allegedly removed by Richard Powell, captain of HMS Topaze, in 1868 and Queen …

British Museum

Prehistoric Fishing Gear Recovered in South Korea

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—According to an <i>AFP</i> report, 14 small fishing net sinkers were discovered in northeast South Korea’s Maedun Cave. The limestone …

South Korea

Tim Winton joins push for World Heritage listing of ancient rock art on WA's Dampier Archipelago

Across the islands of Western Australia's remote Dampier Archipelago are more than a million ancient Aboriginal rock carvings known as …

Australia

Climate Change Is Coming for Underwater Archaeological Sites

<i>This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>On a choppy voyage to Antarctica in 1928, the crew of …

Florida

Native Americans managed the prairie for better bison hunts

Hunter-gatherer societies may have a bigger ecological impact than we thought.<p>Layers of charcoal residue buried beneath the northern Montana prairie …

Anthropology

Goldenballs! Fertility bone carvings from the Cook Islands including three scrotum figures sell for £30,000 after fierce bidding war

A rare collection of 'fertility' bone carvings including three scrotum figures sold for almost £30,000 - despite being valued between £800 and £1200 …

Archaeology

Russian warship ‘carrying £100 billion in gold’ discovered off South Korea

A South Korean salvage team has discovered the wreck of a Russian warship that was sunk in a naval battle 113 years ago and is believed to still contain a trove of gold bullion and coins worth 150 trillion won, or £100 billion.<p>The Russian Imperial Navy cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi was discovered at a …

South Korea

A Megalithic Passage Tomb That Dates Back 5,500 Years Has Been Discovered In County Meath, Ireland

Archaeologists have hailed the exciting new discovery of the Megalithic tomb as the 'find of a lifetime.'<p>Archaeologists have hailed a new discovery …

Ancestor's dinners gives new insight into NZ biodiversity

Scientists have been examining the eating habits of our ancestors to study the impact early humans have had on New Zealand's biodiversity.

Slice of life of old Tauranga revealed by earthworks

A team of archaeologists have opened up a fascinating window into Tauranga's colonial past after diggers unearthed an old domestic rubbish pit in the …

Kenya:New Cradle of Mankind Found in Nyeri

(Photo: Joseph Kanyi/Daily Nation)A Kenyan archaeologist has discovered ancient stone artefacts in Nyeri County, opening a new frontier in the study …

Storm uncovers history

Archaeologists are studying a piece of Auckland’s infrastructure history uncovered by April’s storms.<p>When a poplar on the Western Springs Park …

Americans have been lighting up for more than 3000 years, ancient pipe reveals

In the late 1930s, archaeologists in northern Alabama rushed to excavate a now-submerged Native American site at the confluence of the Flint and …

Complex history of dog (<i>Canis familiaris</i>) origins and translocations in the Pacific revealed by ancient mitogenomes

1.<p>Anderson, A. The rat and the octopus: initial human colonization and the prehistoric introduction of domestic animals to Remote Oceania. <i>Biological</i> …

Old human remains thought to be pre-1930s Māori

Human remains have been uncovered just off State Highway 1, not far from the construction of a Horowhenua bridge.

Pacific rats trace 2,000 years of human impact on island ecosystems

Chemical analysis of the remains of rats from archaeological sites spanning the last 2000 years on three Polynesian island systems has shown the …

Hats on for Easter Island statues

How do you put a 13-ton hat on a giant statue? That's what a team of researchers is trying to figure out with their study of Easter Island statues …

Five dames, three knights: Full 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours list

Five new dames and three knights are included among the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours list.<p>The full list is:<p>Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order …

Waka builder Hekenukumai 'Hec' Busby made a Sir

Hekenukumai "Hec'" Busby, 85, builds waka and passes on his knowledge about traditional navigation techniques at a school on his property in Aurere, …

Maori village dating back to the 14th century

Maori village dating back to the 14th century uncovered beside port<p>Published: May 30, 2018 6:01PM<p>Archaeological dig finds tools, hooks, …

Archaeologists uncover Maori village dating back to 14th century in Gisborne - 'A really important period of New Zealand history'

Archaeologists believe they've uncovered a Maori village in Gisborne dating back to the 14th century.<p>The find is significant because not much is …

Watch: 'It's very rare' – suspected 19th century shipwreck exposed on Auckland's rugged Muriwai Beach

Shifting sands at Muriwai Beach have revealed a remarkably intact 17-metre shipwreck.<p>Made of kauri and pohutukawa, archaeologists such as Auckland …

Archaeology

The violent collectors who gathered Indigenous artefacts for the Queensland Museum

Europeans collected a huge number of Aboriginal artefacts during the colonisation of Australia. These include weapons, bags, toys, clothing, canoes, …

Dark Mofo's underground 'monument' divides Tasmanian Aboriginal leaders

Leaders at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre are split over a planned Dark Mofo performance involving an artist being buried under a busy Hobart road …