Quick Fire Stories: Our Heritage Unearthed

Local archaeologists and heritage experts unearth some of the treasures found beneath our feet in a series of seven-minute talks.

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Carved figure of kuri (Maori domestic dog) carved from kanuka wood, excavated from Monck's Cave, Sumner. E158.356

Archaeologist Hamish Williams will reveal all kinds of objects found in Christchurch’s sewer system and Human History Associate Curator, Hatesa Seumanutafa will introduce some of Canterbury Museum’s archaeological highlights.

Joseph Hullen Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga/Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu discusses mātauranga (Māori wisdom) and tikanga (Māori customs) and how this knowledge can help us to better understand prehistoric archaeological sites in New Zealand. 

Other speakers will cover topics as diverse as objects found at Kaiapoi Wharf and the 6,000-year-old remains of a house found in Ireland.

Presented by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Canterbury Museum for New Zealand Archaeology Week. To see the full programme go here 

1 April 2017 11.00 am – 12.30 pm Event Full
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