Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

He maimoa papa tio (oyster-shell fishing lure shank)

He maimoa papa tio (oyster-shell fishing lure shank)

I kitea tēnei maimoa papa tio (oyster-shell fishing lure shank) i tētahi ketuketunga whaipara tangata i te tau 1946. Kitea ai tēnei momo papa tio ki tētahi wāhi anake o te kōpae pokapū (tropics). I kawea e ngā kaumoana i a rātou ka haere ki Aotearoa; e tohu ana ngā tauira, tērā pea i ahu mai i te Marquesas. Koinei anake te taonga e whakaaetia ana whānuitia ana e ngā tohunga mātai whaipara tangata (archaeologists), i haere mai i Poronihia. Kua tātaria te ahu otaota (midden) i reira te taonga nei e kitea ana, mā te carbon dating, anā, e kī ana ngā putanga, nō waenganui o ngā tau 1267 ki te 1392 te wā.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: AU 1785

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Ngā tīpuna Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/1786/he-maimoa-papa-tio-oyster-shell-fishing-lure-shank (accessed 15 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Geoff Irwin, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017