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Ancient Maori site uncovered in New Zealand

A Maori site dating back to the 13th century A.D. has been uncovered by construction work in northern New Zealand.

Significant evidence of early Maori settlement in the Kamo area of Whangarei was discovered during work on a bypass last year.

Archaeologists found hangi pits, fire scoops, post holes and stone mounds, as well as charcoal believed to be almost 800 years old. Earthworks for the bypass were carried out under an archaeological Historic Places Trust authority.

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Story: Joseph Aldridge, Northern Advocate | Photo: Northern Advocate

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