New Zealand

EXCAVATION NEWS: Possible military site at Tauranga NZ

A possible nineteeth century military trench has been discovered during road work excavations at Tauranga, NZ. The trench and the musket balls found within it may be related to other known battle sites in the area, which date between the 1830s and 1860s. For more information, please see:’we-expected-to-find-kumara-and-fire-pits-we-did-not-expect-this’


The New Zealand Archaeological Association have announced their annual conference for 2017. The conference will be held in Thames, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island on 21-24 June 2017. Proposals for papers and posters are now being recieved, from topics across all aspects of New Zealand and Pacific Archaeology. And early-bird discount will apply for attendees who …

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UPCOMING EVENTS: NZ Archaeology Week

Members in New Zealand who are wishing to participate in the NZAA Archaeology Week (1-7 April 2017) activities can find an event schedule at the following link: Events include lectures, tours, walks, mock-digs for kids, exhibitions and displays, and open days. Please support these events which aim to raise awareness about the importance of …

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New Heritage Section – Environment Insitiute of Australia and New Zealand

Members may be interested in the following announcement from the EIANZ. In November 2016, the Heritage Special Interest Section (Heritage SIS) was established following endorsement from the EIANZ Board. The purpose of the Heritage SIS is to: Develop and promote knowledge about this specialised area of environmental practice. Advance the professional standing and recognition of …

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ASHA NEWS: 2017 Conference Announcement

Interpretation Australia and Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology are pleased to announce their joint 2017 conference: “Travelling Stories: connecting people and landscapes”. The conference aims to pull together folk with the ultimate aim of creating a greater understanding for all of the environments in which we live. This will be a conference with a difference, …

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RESEARCH: Radiocarbon Dating Maori Pa

This might be on the cusp (in terms of NZ timing) of what is considered Historical Archaeology, but ASHA readers may be interested in this new publication on using high resolution wigglematch radiocarbon dating. Palisade posts from a Waikato pa and construction were investigated, and were dated at 1768+-4 (95% probability). Article information and a …

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Welcome to the ASHA Blog

The ASHA Blog Editor and the ASHA Committee would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the ASHA Blog. The blog replaces the long-running ASHA Newsletter as a way for members to receive information regarding Australasian Historical Archaeology. It aims to encourage the sharing of information between ASHA members, members of the wider …

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