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Moa butchery site

Moa butchery site

This close-up of an archaeological dig at Kaūpokonui in Taranaki (site P21/3) shows the remains of moa butchered by early human settlers, probably about 1300–1400 CE.

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University of Auckland, Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Photographic Archive
Reference: 023/M_4_141_005
Photograph by Richard Cassels

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Richard Holdaway, 'Extinctions - Extinctions in the human era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Richard Holdaway, published 24 Sep 2007