The NZAA Council is pleased to announce that the successful applicants from the Walton Fund for 2018.
Tristan Wadsworth and Jessie Garland will carry out a survey of the southern shores of the Catlins Estuary, attempting to update as many of the 31 sites recorded here as possible, as well as recording any new sites that are found. Due to its significance as one of the few excavated sites in the area, the Mānuka Point/Pounawea site (H47/1), which is located on the northern shores of the estuary, will also be included.
Danielle Trilford will, in conjunction with Hal Hovell (Ngāti Porou), survey the area between Te Araroa and the East Cape, where very little site recording has been carried out previously, but which appears to be a highly significant archaeological landscape. The survey will draw on Hal’s knowledge of the area as well as LiDAR data, early survey maps and existing literature about the area. The results of the survey will be reported back to Matahi o te Tau Marae, and the results of both surveys will be reported in Archaeology in New Zealand.
The applicants are to be commended on the calibre of their applications and NZAA Council wishes them well for their field work.
Photo Details: Detail of ML 1089, Marangairoa No 1 Block, showing pa and settlements at East Cape