Story: Anthropology and archaeology

Jack Golson examining a fish hook (1st of 2)

Jack Golson examining a fish hook

Archaeologist Jack Golson (right) examines a fish hook during a dig at Sarahs Gully in Coromandel, around 1956. Golson was appointed as the University of Auckland's first academic archaeologist in 1950. He encouraged more professionalisation in archaeology and higher standards in excavation. He was also a strong supporter of the New Zealand Archaeological Association, founded in 1954.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Anthropology and archaeology - Professionals, academics and amateurs: 1920s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014