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Friday, June 24, 2022

Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori'.
Anthropology at the University of Auckland
2022/2023 Summer Research Scholarship applications are now open!
There are several projects available in Anthropology:
- Research Assistant for American Ethnologist journal's 50th Anniversary volume (Supervisors Professor Susanna Trnka and Dr Jesse Grayman)
- Geoarchaeological and palaeoenvironmental analysis of Ahuahu Great Mercury Island sediments (Supervisor Professor Thegn Ladefoged)
- Obsidian hydration dating and temperature history of Ahuahu Great Mercury Island artifacts (Supervisor Professor Thegn Ladefoged)
As well as many other projects relevant for the skills and interests of Anthropology students! See the full list of projects and details of how to apply online:
Fossils May Represent China's Earliest Hominins - Archaeology Magazine

Australia's first marine Aboriginal archaeological site questioned

New Thoughts on Eastern Europe's Medieval Source of Ivory - Archaeology Magazine

Demolition case to court. In June 2021, the Otago Daily Times (ODT) reported the demolition had been halted in April that year because the company did not have a building consent. It also said Heritage New Zealand was investigating the lack of archaeological authority to demolish the structure at the time.
Are you passionate about your culture and heritage? Does the idea of sharing the stories and treasures of your ancestors inspire you? A role in the heritage sector may be right for you, and there are opportunities to launch a career in arts and heritage right here in Ōtautahi.
This FREE event for senior high school and university students will introduce you to the many and varied careers in arts and heritage. 
This event is a partnership between the University of Canterbury Teece Museum and the Christchurch City Council Heritage Team, run with the assistance of Christchurch City Libraries.
Tue 9th Aug 2022, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm NZST
TSB space, Level 1, Tūranga, CCC Central Library Christchurch
Legendary Spanish galleon shipwreck discovered on Oregon coast
The fascinating story of the bay of islands and Kaikohe dry stone walls, the origin of the stones and the people who built them. Based on recollections of living people, who give an overview of how the walls were built, and historical records. This district has hundreds of kilometres of dry stone walls. They are a defining feature of the landscape in several areas and it is no accident that those areas are dominated by small volcanic cones. The walls have become as much a part of the landscape as the volcanic cones from which they originated.
ANU new publication.
Uncovering Pacific Pasts
This book highlights some of the collections and their object biographies displayed in the Uncovering Pacific Pasts exhibition which sought to bring together notable and relatively unknown Pacific material culture from around the globe.
Buy now or download for free
Stop Projecting Nationalism onto Stonehenge

How Satellites Protect Historical Sites from Looters and War

The Great Maize Migration - Archaeology Magazine

If these walls could talk: bricks at Christchurch campus project site tell stories of city's past

Severe droughts reveal sunken relics of the past (Drying dams)

An Anglo-Saxon burial ground with 138 graves found along the route of HS2 is one of the largest ever uncovered in the UK, experts have said.  A skeleton with a weapon embedded in it, jewellery and weapons were among the finds in Wendover, Buckinghamshire.
Job Description - Laboratory Technician: Archaeological Collections (2201184)

About our team/Mō te tīma
The Otago Archaeological Laboratories are a renowned research and teaching facility containing collections of nationally and internationally significant taonga and other archaeological materials. As well as excavated archaeological assemblages currently undergoing analysis, there are significant legacy collections whose curation is vested in the University, and high value zoological and geological reference collections. These materials support a wide spectrum of researchers in the archaeological community, but also those working in Zoology, Marine Science, Palaeogenetics and other fields. Although these are working laboratories with high throughput of research material, all assemblages and the standing reference collections are managed in accordance with current museum curation practices.
Laboratory Technician: Archaeological Collections Job at University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand | ZipRecruiter New Zealand


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