The floor of a Māori whare (house) was uncovered during a 1969 archaeological excavation of a pā beside Lake Mangakaware in Waikato. In the centre is a hearth used for heating the structure. Information derived from such historic sites can reveal much about how Māori lived before the arrival of Europeans.
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Photograph by Peter S. Bellwood
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