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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Marlborough high country 'rabbit-proof' fence could soon be heritage site | Stuff.co.nz:

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Area Archaeologist based in Christchurch
Make a difference to Heritage
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work for the protection of historic heritage through the archaeological provisions of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act and other statutory tools.
Heritage New Zealand is seeking applications from people with skills and experience in statutory archaeological processes and resource management, together with the ability and confidence to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and with external stakeholders including archaeological consultants, property owners, local authorities, developers and whanau/hapu/iwi.
The candidate will provide expert archaeological advice to both internal and external stakeholders.
A tertiary qualification in New Zealand Archaeology or equivalent is required.
Applications close at noon on Monday 3 April 2017.  
For further information and an application form, please contact: 
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, PO Box 2629, Wellington. Phone (04) 472 4341
or email information@heritage.org.nz


Face of Cambridge man brought to life 700 years after his death | Science | The Guardian:

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Adult Tetanus Immunisation | HealthEd:

When was your last booster? Field archaeologists should maintain their protection by a booster.  The site gives recommendations as to when. Not free unless you have a work scheme that covers it,  but not expensive either.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Timeball tower rebuild expected to start in July | News | News and Events | Heritage New Zealand:

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BBC One - Antiques Roadshow, Series 38, Bolsover Castle 2, Jade ‘hei-tiki’ pendant:

Rangitane silent on staff, leaving iwi members in the dark | Stuff.co.nz:

Matthew Flinders grave to be dug up:

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Why are archaeology and anthropology so fascinating? Visiting US Professor Brian Fagan talks about why we study the past - Breakfast - ABC Radio:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A new perspective on the European colonization of Asia – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News:

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

First Contact: Impact of Pleistocene Hominins on Island Ecosystems Conference | SEAArch - The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog: "ANU 26 April 2017

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Did humans create the Sahara Desert?:

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Ngāpuhi landmark officially recognised as wāhi tapu | Māori Television:

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Heritage New Zealand reveals legal costs for case against Marlborough landowners | Stuff.co.nz:

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Heritage Rescue: "The Heritage Rescue team are on the road again thanks to Honda New Zealand to bring you another must-see New Zealand history and heritage series.
Over the next two weeks we’ll be in Eketāhuna and Waihi bringing people and communities together. "

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Alaska’s Thaw Reveals—and Threatens—a Culture’s Artifacts:

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This 400,000-year-old cranium offers new clues on human evolution:

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This 400,000-year-old cranium offers new clues on human evolution:

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Orangutan's 'Wookie Calls' Hint That Human Speech Could Be 10 Million Years Old : Shots - Health News : NPR:

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New App for Discovering the Hidden History of London – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News:

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James Cook Research Fellowships « Funds « Funds, Medals & Competitions « Royal Society of New Zealand:

For the 2017 round, Fellowships are available in the following research categories:   .......
  • Social sciences (including research of relevance to peoples of New Zealand and/or the Southwest Pacific)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Flanders Fields 14-18: "a documentary on the archaeologists working Flanders Fields "

The NZ connection is in part 3.

Fremantle sinkhole uncovers 162-year-old piece of history | The West Australian:

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, May 12-16 2014 | Maritime Archaeology, Heritage, Shipwrecks:

3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Heritage (APCONF 2017)
27 November to 2 December 2017 
Hong Kong Maritime Museum (Major Sponsor and Venue Partner)"

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioner’sWorkshop – Friday 19 May 2

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lisa Matisoo-Smith: From Africa to Aotearoa | E-Tangata - A Māori and Pasifika Sunday magazine:

Lisa Matisoo-Smith: From Africa to Aotearoa | E-Tangata - A Māori and Pasifika Sunday magazine:

Discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past:

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection:

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New Zealand 1843 - David Rumsey Historical Map Collection:

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Statue of Ramses II in Cairo slum heralded as 'important find' - World - NZ Herald News:

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Danielle Trilford. writes:
This year the annual NZAA 2017 conference is in Thames, Wednesday 21 - Saturday 24 June, 2017. Further information on the conference is available here.
Registrations are now open. The NZAA website has been upgraded and now registrations are online. There are options to pay with Pay Pal (you don’t need an account to use it), online banking, or by cheque. There is an early-bird discount code:  bdac2017 which gets $50 off for those who register and pay before 30 April 2017. Please also remember to agree to the terms and  conditions of the registration. You can contact NZAA Registrations Coordinator Abby Donaldson at registrations@nzarchaeology.org if you have any queries.
Papers and Posters
We are now welcoming proposals of papers and posters for the conference. Details you need to know are available here. Please send your proposals and abstracts to Papers coordinator Josh Emmitt at papers@nzarchaeology.org for consideration.
If you have any general queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me on  conference@nzarchaeology.org.

Heritage scholarship available | Voxy.co.nz:

 A scholarship established by Waikato-Tainui for Maori wanting to pursue a career in archaeology is being offered again this year."

Wellington Heritage Today - Wellington Archaeology Week Events.

Archaeology Week - The Flyer

National Archaeology Week 2017 - NZ Archaeological Association: "National Archaeology Week 2017" The webpage on the NZAA site.

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What Happens When an Archaeologist Challenges Mainstream Scientific Thinking? | Science | Smithsonian:

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Aboriginal DNA study reveals 50,000-year story of sacred ties to land | Australia news | The Guardian:

Mosul offensive: Assyrian artifacts discovered in abandoned ISIS tunnels - CNN.com:

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#makeheritagefun - Make Heritage Fun! by GoUNESCO:

26 March

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