The Penguin Field Guide to the Archaeology of New Zealand

The Penguin Field Guide to the Archaeology of New Zealand

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A book aimed at the general lay reader, which covers many of the most famous archaeological sites in New Zealand. Its small format and plastic sleeve make it a very practical field guide to be used when out and about. The book begins with a general history of archaeology in New Zealand, the kinds of sites we have here - pa, pits, middens, umu, redoubts and mines to name just a few - and useful general information on visiting. Part two is divided into regions, covering sites of Maori origin to later, nineteenth-century industrial archaeology such as coal and goldmining. Selected sites in each region have a thumbnail description of the key points of interest, details of how to get there and a full description of how to walk around it and to appreciate its features, as well as maps, visitor information, plans and illustrations of specific places.
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 148 x 210mm | 569g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143020706
  • 9780143020707
  • 1,739,645

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Kevin Jones is one of the most experienced archaeologists working at DOC. He is the author of Nga Tohuwhenua Mai Te Rangi: a New Zealand Archaeology in Aerial Photographs (VUP, 1994) and many scientific articles and papers. He is one of DOC's top experts on conserving old sites and a Pacific expert on how to balance real conservation of the old with the urge to recreate sites the way they used to be.
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