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Maori settlement found in New Zealand

Remains of a Maori village have been unearthed during construction in New Zealand. Early indications were that the kainga (village) dated from 1600 to 1800 - although some could be earlier - but carbon dating shell and charcoal samples would help determine when it was occupied. Historian Buddy Mikaere, whose whakapapa (heritage)

Maori storage pits unearthed in New Zealand

More than 20 food storage pits have been uncovered by road construction on New Zealands North Island. Mr Currin said the archaeologists believed the site was used before the 1800s and would have been occupied between 200 to 400 years ago. However, the archaeologists would need to send samples for radiocarbon

Early Maori village found in New Zealand

A small Maori fishing settlement dating back to 1350 A.D. has been found in New Zealand. Furey said sites like this were becoming increasingly rare and this one was one of the oldest Maori settlements uncovered. She said there was no evidence to suggest people were in New Zealand before 1320AD. University

Possible Maori skull found under New Zealand car park

A human skull, thought to be of Maori origin, has been found underneath a hospital parking lot in New Zealand. Work on the car park, which is part of a $67 million redevelopment of the hospital, was stopped after the skull was found about 11.30am [last week]. A police liaison officer, along

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,

Maori artifacts founds in New Zealand rock shelters

Various artifacts, including a fragment of a Maori sleeping mat or food bag, have been found in New Zealand's Roxburgh Gorge. Doc community relations ranger Jacob Dexter said they spent two days earlier this month going through all the rock shelters on crown land in the gorge "looking for anything that