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Friday, June 03, 2022

Drought is revealing archaeological sites that were submerged when Lake Powell filled

Mrs Jewell and the Wreck of the General Grant is launching at Unity Books Wellington on 14th June, 6pm.  I would be delighted if any wreck enthusiasts would come along and help launch her off the rocks and out to sea. 
Let's Talk About Shipwrecks with Susanne Rawson
Murray River earth mounds reveal Aboriginal cooking practices spanning 4000 years
Murray River earth mounds reveal Aboriginal cooking practices spanning 4000 years | ANSTO
Call for nominations NZAA 
Nominations for Officers and Members of the Council of the New Zealand Archaeological Association for 2022-2023 are now called for.
Today marks 140 years since the opening of the original Alexandra Bridge on June 1. Now an archaeological remnant
Heritage this month - June

Archaeologists working near Cairo have uncovered hundreds of ancient Egyptian coffins and bronze statues of deities.  The discovery at a cemetery in Saqqara contained statues of the gods Anubis, Amun, Min, Osiris, Isis, Nefertum, Bastet and Hathor along with a headless statue of the architect Imhotep, who built the Saqqara pyramid, according to Egypt's ministry of tourism and antiquities.
Operation Heritage busts artifact smuggling ring in Turkey

During an archaeological investigation in Christchurch earlier this year, SPAR archaeologists identified the possible foundations of Avon House, the location of the Christchurch Ladies' School from 1869 to 1875, as well as a number of rubbish pits to the rear of the building.
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The Auckland Museum Institute Postgraduate Scholarship Programme - Discover - Auckland War Memorial Museum

Excavations to explore archaeology of Newcastle Cathedral Park (Aus) as part of plan to revitalise site
Aus Ancient farming

Unearthing 1800s school treasures - and the contents of a locked safe |

What lies beneath? How an archaeologist cracked the puzzle of the Squircle
Documentary highlights New Zealand connection with Canadian rebels 
 A documentary telling the story of the fate of 140 Canadian patriots, who rebelled against British rule in Canada, and their connection to one of New Zealand's best-known shipwrecks will screen at Whitianga and Kerikeri this month.

Whitianga: Saturday 11th June , 3-5.30pm. Mercury Twin Cinemas, Lee St Whitianga. Tickets $10.
Please call Mercury Bay Museum 078660730 or email to book and pay for tickets. Tickets are strictly limited. 
Kerikeri: Sunday 12th June, 1-3pm.Kingston House, Kerikeri followed by light refreshments provided by Heritage Northland Inc. Entry by gold coin donation.

Peria Pupils Explore Waikainga Pā On Epic Field Trip
Mungo Man remains secretly removed and reburied 
Investigation into rushed reburial of Mungo remains over traditional owners' objections


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