600-year-old Maori settlement discovered

Published on February 29th, 2012 | by Admin


The remains of a Maori settlement which dates back 600 years has been found during construction in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The work found evidence of early Maori occupation dating back about 600 years, including earth ovens (hangi) and the remains of cooked food including shellfish, seals, dogs, and moas.

A bead made out of a fossilised shell and a workshop area where stone adze heads were crafted was also discovered.

The most significant find was a small clay ball that had been baked in a fire.

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Story: Nick Tolerton, The Star | Photo: The Star

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