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 Friday, September 30, 2022

NZAA Conference – Early Bird discount registration closes TODAY NZAA Annual Conference 2022: Archaeology and the Climate Crisis Tickets, Mon 21/11/2022 at 8:00 am | Eventbrite
Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Siân Halcrow
Sensitive little souls: Insights into our past

Streaming information for Professor Siân Halcrow's IPL 
This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Tuesday 4 October 2022, at the following web address: 
Professor Siân Halcrow's IPL video stream
NASA Rovers Are Finding Human-Made Debris on Mars. This Is Why It's Treasure, Not Trash  
Ed: Archaeology of the extramartians.

Old Kirikiriroa pā site should be 'green space' and memorial, says iwi historian
Old Kirikiriroa pā site should be 'green space' and memorial, says iwi historian |
Beads from a 4,000-year-old jet necklace found during an archaeological dig on the Isle of Man are set to go on public display for the first time.  The 122 beads, which were unearthed at a site outside Kirk Michael in 2019, form an intricately decorated crescent-shaped necklace and matching bracelet.
Aankomst van de schepen van Abel Tasman in Nieuw-Zeeland: The arrival of Abel Tasman's Ships in New Zealand].
Ed: Classic Dutch Seascape meets the South Pacific – More art history than real history but ….
Amsterdam: late 1850s.
Oil on canvas, 720 x 560 mm, signed lower left; in a very good original oak frame.
A superb Golden Age depiction of Tasman's violent first encounter in New Zealand
A beautiful and vivid painting of one of the most dramatic and far-reaching moments of Tasman's first voyage of 1642. This striking work in oil depicts Tasman's two ships the Heemskerck and the Zeehaen anchored at what is now known to have been Golden Bay, on the northwest coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
KOSTER, Everhardus (1817-1892).
Amsterdam: late 1850s.
Te Kahu - Auckland Council Heritage - Spring
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AHF Waterfront Walking Tour - Tuesday 4 October 2022 
In light of the 2022 Heritage Festival, an opportunity to delve into the history and archaeology of the Auckland waterfront on a guided walking tour hosted by the Auckland Archaeological Society in association with the New Zealand Maritime Museum – Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa.
Tutankhamun's burial chamber may contain door to Nefertiti's tomb
The discovery of hidden hieroglyphics within Tutankhamun's tomb lends weight to a theory that the fabled Egyptian queen Nefertiti lies in a hidden chamber adjacent to her stepson's burial chamber, a world-renowned British Egyptologist has said.  Nicholas Reeves, a former curator in the British Museum's Department of Egyptian Antiquities, said that while the theory remained unproven after inconclusive radar scans, it has been given fresh impetus following the new clue.
Ed:  Well' I suppose it is a change from King Tut curse stories. But will it run for 100 years?

HMB Endeavour cannon and shipwreck relics on display – Australian National Maritime Museum
Asha conference pics

Race and power collide in a fight over sacred rock art in remote Australia


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