Story: Anthropology and archaeology

Aerial photograph of Pukaroro, Wairarapa

Aerial photograph of Pukaroro, Wairarapa

This aerial photograph, by archaeologist Kevin L. Jones, shows archaeological evidence of Māori garden plots at Pukaroro on the Wairarapa coast. The contours on the site are stone rows, used to mark out the gardens, which date from before the first European explorers visited New Zealand. Aerial photography has proven a valuable tool for discovery and identification of archaeological sites around New Zealand and Jones has been one of the most important archaeological photographers.

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Photograph by Kevin Jones

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Peter Clayworth, 'Anthropology and archaeology - Expanding worlds, 1960s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014