Two archaeological talks in the Taonga Maori Gallery MTG Hawke’s Bay Museum
Dr Karen Greig “Adzes, fishhooks and dogskin cloaks: Stories of adaptation to a new land”
New Zealand has the distinction of being the last major land mass to be settled by people, when migrants from a central East Polynesian homeland arrived on these shores in the early fourteenth century AD. New Zealand provided a land of opportunity and challenge for the first human arrivals. Although teeming with bird life and marine resources, at the southern margins of the Polynesian triangle New Zealand’s temperate climate made growing tropical food crops difficult. This presentation will examine what the archaeological study of adzes, fishhooks and dogs can tell us about the processes of adaptation to this new land.
Sarah Perrett “Caring for taonga in a museum”.
details to follow for Sarah’s talk
Date: 3 May 2018 at 4pm
There is a max of 30 people so bookings essential.