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Friday, May 13, 2022

Australian Archaeology Week
Theirs is on now – some as here on-line. See National Archaeology Week and Events List — National Archaeology Week
NZAA submission on the Draft National Adaptation Plan
The government's Draft National Adaptation Plan is now open for consultation, with submissions due Friday 3 June 2022. 
The NZAA council will be preparing a submission on the NAP's objectives, actions and gaps in relation to cultural heritage. 
Two key focus areas in the Homes, Buildings and Places section include:
  • Māori connections to whenua and places of cultural value are strengthened through partnerships (objective HBP3). This means:
  • supporting initiatives that identify and respond to climate risks that are specific to iwi and Māori
  • working in partnership with iwi/Māori to develop Māori-led adaptation solutions
  • identifying and embedding Māori knowledge, identity and values in urban design and construction to manage climate-related hazards
  • increasing the resilience of cultural heritage, to strengthen the ties between whānau, hapū and iwi and their whenua.
  • Threats to cultural heritage arising from climate change are understood and impacts minimised (objective HBP4). This means:
  • understanding where cultural heritage sites are, their values, who they are important to and how climate change could affect them
  • understanding how the loss of cultural heritage can affect social, cultural, spiritual and economic wellbeing, including for Māori; and the positive role of cultural heritage in adaptation and wellbeing
  • improving disaster management for cultural heritage
  • enabling communities to maintain and protect their taonga and assets
  • protecting and conserving cultural heritage through appropriate regulation.
If you would like to contribute to the submission, have past and current climate change related projects/case studies to share or any questions please get in touch with Rebecca at
New Interactive Map of Indigenous Fishing Practices around the Pacific Rim
Afio mai, Willkommen, and Welcome to Oceania Collection Voyages page! Over the next few months, we want to start a voyage through the historic Measina a Samoa (Samoan Treasures) found at the Übersee-Museum Bremen.
Drawing on shared histories of navigation, Oceania Collection Voyages is a reflection on the deep traditions of movement and interconnection across islands bridging time and space. As Pacific Islanders continue to navigate identities in the 21st century, voyaging remains an important practice and metaphor. This choice of voyaging is an important framework in our project of sharing and reconnecting museum collections with communities.
Auckland Heritage Walks - many archaeological

Not archaeology but......
The latest from NASA's Earth Observatory (10 May 2022)
* Kilauea's Lava Lake Persists

Stone Age Tools on Crete Show Man Sailed the Mediterranean 130,000 Years Ago

Historic pear tree nominated for first-ever Tree of the Year - Heritage NZ
Historic pear tree nominated for first-ever Tree of the Year - Heritage NZ |
Oldest remains of modern humans are much older than thought, researchers say
The remains, known as Omo I, were found in southwest Ethiopia in the late 1960s. The bone and skull fragments researchers discovered were some of the oldest known remains of Homo sapiens.
Initial research suggested they were nearly 200,000 years old, but new research shows the remains are at least 230,000 years old. The peer-reviewed research was published in the journal Nature on Wednesday
Oldest modern human remains are much older than previously thought (
Taputapuatea : une mission archéologique pour préparer l'arrivée de Hokulea et Hikianalia - Radio1 Tahiti (Sea erosion restoration feathred)

Flushed with pride. Dunedin drainage archaeology

Identifying Australian and other ceramics. A source list.

Auckland high density housing: Heritage groups rally to save thousands of villas and bungalows going 'out the door'
A study of palaeolithic tools and the role of visual perception in their use:

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