A discussion with Associate Professor Anne Ford, Professor Richard Walter, Dr Naomi Woods, and Ngāi Tahu artist Vicki Lenihan on recent archaeology projects in Te Waipounamu and a contemporary Māori art response.
Hear from Associate Professor Anne Ford about the work conducted at Tikoraki by Te Rūnanga o Moeraki, with assistance from the University of Otago and Otago Museum. Tikoraki Point in Moeraki, North Otago, is the location of a Māori urupā (cemetery). However, extensive land slips have caused the exposure of these sites. Learn how the Rūnanga is working with the University of Otago and Otago Museum to uncover the stories of Tikoraki Point’s past.
University of Otago Archaeology Professor Richard Walter will talk about an excavation conducted at Doctors Point with support from Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki. The site included materials dating back to the mid-1400s, and tells us about life in post-moa hunting times and how local people adapted to a new economic situation and new ecologies.
Dr Naomi Woods is principal archaeologist at New Zealand Heritage Properties, an archaeological and heritage organisation with projects nationwide. She will share some of the diverse and intriguing sites they have been involved with and the stories they have uncovered.
Ngāi Tahu ringatoi Vicki Lenihan brings both an artist’s lens and mana whenua voice to her projects. Her work includes He Mea Whakamātā: Repacking The Past, a longitudinal inventory of the Peter Coutts’ archaeological collection, currently on show in the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
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