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Friday, September 23, 2022

 
Bay News: Rescue plan to save Tapahuarau pā site; chairman stepping down - NZ Herald
NZ Herald
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga has joined forces with landowners Terence and Suzanne Brocx, the Northland Regional Council,   (Paywall)
 
Exploring the Underworld: Tales of Christchurch's dark side
Join four archaeologists for an evening of talks about some of the less salubrious aspects of Christchurch's history, as revealed by the city's archaeology.
12 October
https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/whats-on/event/exploring-the-underworld-tales-of-christchurchs-dark-side
 
Applications for Regional Historic Heritage Grants opening soon (Auckland)
https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/news/2022/08/historic-heritage-grants-opening-soon/
 
Not archaeology but (Earth Observatory)
1)New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu
A lake at the summit of the volcano provides the main clues to what is happening below.
 
2) Home Reef Erupts
The underwater volcano has again created a small island
 
Israeli archaeologists have discovered opium residue in 3,500-year-old pottery pieces, providing evidence to support the theory that the hallucinogenic drug was used in ancient burial rituals.  The joint investigation by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Weizmann Institute of Science began in 2012 when excavations in the central Israeli town of Yehud revealed a series of late bronze-age graves.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/20/traces-of-opium-found-in-israeli-pottery-from-3500-years-ago 
 
The coral city of Leluh - HeritageDaily - Archaeology News
HeritageDaily
... a satellite of the larger island of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia in the central Pacific. - HeritageDaily - Archaeology News.
https://flip.it/T92Vmt
 
NZAA 2022 Conference Registration  
Early bird registration closes: 30 September
https://nzarchaeology.org/event/nzaa-annual-conference-2022-archaeology-and-the-climate-crisis
 
Pounamu adze/toki unearthed in Tauranga CBD dig a 'significant taonga' - NZ Herald
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/pounamu-adzetoki-unearthed-in-tauranga-cbd-dig-a-significant-taonga/2Y2ENG746664UK62YRJJYAQKDM/
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/pounamu-adzetoki-unearthed-in-tauranga-cbd-dig-a-significant-taonga/2Y2ENG746664UK62YRJJYAQKDM/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=nzh_fb&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2IdL5PdWE1Hnr8AWx4h86WPr73wl34Tury9Sc-qh4QpqrcIpvvoDHMMQo#Echobox=1663307262

 
NZAA Administration Officer 
Request for proposal
Part-time   
DESCRIPTION
NZAA Council is working on a project to streamline and modernise all administration processes and procedures so that volunteer effort can be focussed on outputs. The Administration Officer role is to support the activities of NZAA Council and volunteer position holders, and to provide member services and will have a key role working alongside the executive office holders to assist with the design and implementation of improved processes, as well as identifying further efficiencies and new ways of working.
Find out more
Closing Date: 28th October 2022
https://nzarchaeology.org/job/2-2
 
UP archaeologists discover Ice Age human settlement in Pilanduk Cave, Palawan
Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1663792/archaeologists-discover-human-occupation-in-pilanduk-cave-palawan-dating-back-to-ice-age#ixzz7fQuqaRlH 
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https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1663792/archaeologists-discover-human-occupation-in-pilanduk-cave-palawan-dating-back-to-ice-age
 
Taranaki Heritage Month starts 1 October
https://heritagetaranaki.com/taranaki-heritage-month-2022/
 
Central Australian cultural objects to be returned to Warumungu people after century-long absence in Otago Museum
https://flip.it/9vrTC1

 
Just how big was the largest bird known on Earth? This fossil discovery may help scientists know for sure
https://flip.it/DckSNR

 
Gaza farmer finds Byzantine mosaic while planting tree
A Palestinian farmer has discovered an ornate Byzantine floor mosaic while trying to plant an olive tree on his land in the Gaza Strip.  Salman al-Nabahin said he and his son had been digging into the ground when they unearthed the relic.  They later uncovered several more sections depicting colourful animals and birds.  Experts have called it one of the greatest archaeological treasures ever found in Gaza.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-62950786
 
Pounamu adze/toki unearthed in Tauranga CBD dig a 'significant taonga'
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/pounamu-adzetoki-unearthed-in-tauranga-cbd-dig-a-significant-taonga/2Y2ENG746664UK62YRJJYAQKDM/
 
Sharing the untold story of HMS Pandora, shipwrecked on her way to find the Bounty's mutineers
https://flip.it/5pbx7C

 
New book on SS Ventnor
https://www.seatech.co.nz/products/ss-ventnor-ghost-ship-of-the-hokianga-by-keith-gordon

 
Theopetra Cave: The Oldest Human Construction on Earth
https://flip.it/8zdHdO

 
Toni-Maree, archaeology week coordinator Writes 
 Archaeology Week 2023 – Saturday 22nd April to Sunday 30th April 2023
Have an idea for a great event? Itching to share your archaeological story? Fancy helping out by being an area co-ordinator? Or were you an area co-ordinator previously and enjoyed it so much you're keen to do it again?  If so, flick me an email – archaeologyweek@nzarchaeology.org and let's talk.
 
Funding Available To Support Heritage Protection Projects - Scoop NZ
Kapiti Coast District Council
 
Accessing Archaeology: A Conversation on Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage Webcasts & Online
http://naturalhistory.si.edu/events/accessing-archaeology-conversation-indigenous-knowledge-and-heritage
 
How to Become a Digital Archaeologist | CAA Australasia Panel Discussion
CAA Australasia Digital Archaeology Panel Series | 3.30 pm AWST | 5.00 pm ACST | 5.30 pm AEST | 8.30 pm NZDT  29 September
Dr Aleks Michalewicz will lead this free online panel discussion with three early career digital archaeologists from Australia and New Zealand, whose career paths span the consultant sector, academia, and museums. This panel will give the you the opportunity to hear about what digital archaeology means to them, how they became digital archaeologists, and the different careers digital archaeology can lead to.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-to-become-a-digital-archaeologist-caa-australasia-panel-discussion-tickets-401028205157 
 Meet the Panellists 
Benjamin Jones  
Dr Rebecca Jones  Dr Alina Kozlovski
Dr Aleksandra Michalewicz

Recording Otago's history | Otago Daily Times Online News
Otago Daily Times
... of student volunteers around Millers Flat to upgrade site records the New Zealand Archaeological Association holds on the website ArchSite.
 
 

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