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Stone adze uncovered in New Zealand

A Maori adze was been unearthed during construction work at the site of a golf course in New Zealand.

An old M?ori tool unearthed on the ninth hole fairway at Waikanae’s golf course has yet to be re-united with its traditional owners.

Archaeologist Andy Dodd was on site when the adze, or cutting tool, was found on the edge of a small wetland in August as the fairway was being re-aligned to accommodate the massive Ngarara subdivision being built next door.

Recorded archaeological sites near the course were mainly shell middens, he said. But human remains, including long bones and a vertebrae were found there in October 2000.

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Story: Matt Stewart, The Dominion Post | Photo: Subsurface Ltd.

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