Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


New Zealand Archaeology Week

New Zealand Archaeology Week runs from 27 April to 5 May 2019, organized by the New Zealand Archaeological Association. Around the country, a variety of events are being hosted by consultant archaeologists, museums, heritage organisations and iwi to showcase New Zealand’s history and the variety of archaeological work that occurs here.

The aim of New Zealand Archaeology Week is to increase public awareness of archaeology and highlight the importance of protecting our archaeological heritage. New Zealand has a short but dynamic history of settlement, characterised by rapid environmental and cultural change. Archaeological sites in New Zealand relate the story of the first settlers from Eastern Polynesia around 1300 AD, the development of a unique Māori culture within a few generations, and the 19th century settlement by European, Chinese and other immigrants. These sites help us understand New Zealand's domestic, maritime, military, industrial and farming history.

There are a range of events taking place around the country, from Whangarei to Dunedin. Many of these are public talks about archaeological sites, or what has been learnt through archaeological work. These are a fantastic opportunity to learn more about local archaeology and meet local archaeologists. There are also open days at labs in Auckland and Wellington, and in Dunedin there are some practical opportunities at the Otago Museum and The Fernery at Larnach Castle. There are also exhibitions in Wellington and Christchurch, and in Wellington, there are two archaeological tours. For all the details of these events, check out the New Zealand Archaeological Association webpage:

The New Zealand Archaeological Association is a volunteer organisation that works to promote research and teaching in archaeology, strengthen links between professional archaeologists and non-professionals, as well as encourage conservation of archaeological sites within New Zealand.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Robertson Speech: Budget Sees Wider Debt Target

"New Zealand is well positioned to face this instability and uncertainty, but we are not immune from its impacts. Growth rates are set to be lower than we have seen in recent years..." More>>


Commerce Commission: Spark Warned Of Broadband Price Rise

The warning follows an investigation into representations Spark made on its website and in emails in August and September 2018, notifying in-contract customers receiving its copper-based broadband service of its decision to increase the price by $5 a month. More>>

Law Commission: Resist Rushing To New “Deepfake” Law

Artificial intelligence techniques can create massive volumes of fake audio, images and video that is incredibly convincing and near-impossible to detect... While it is tempting to respond with new law, the study finds that the long list of current legislation covering the issues may be sufficient. More>>


'Contrary To US Interests': US Lockout Sees Android Ditch Huawei

Effective May 16, 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) to the Entity List. More>>