Story: Moa

Moa-bone necklaces (2nd of 2)

Moa-bone necklaces

These necklaces made from moa bone were discovered in the famous site at Wairau Bar in Marlborough, which was first investigated in 1959–64. The style of these pendants is similar to that found throughout eastern Polynesia, and confirmed that the moa hunters were early Māori.

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How to cite this page:

Trevor H. Worthy, 'Moa - Moa and people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11385/moa-bone-necklaces (accessed 15 April 2021)

Story by Trevor H. Worthy, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015