Story: Historic volcanic activity

Footprint in Rangitoto ash (3rd of 3)

Footprint in Rangitoto ash

This human footprint was found in ash from Rangitoto, which erupted about 1400 CE. The footprint was covered in ash from later eruptions, and uncovered during archaeological excavations on Motutapu Island, adjacent to Rangitoto.

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Eruptions in early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, published 12 Jun 2006