Kōrero: Nōnahea a Aotearoa nōhia tuatahitia ai?

Ngā wheua o te kiore (Pacific rat)

Ngā wheua o te kiore (Pacific rat)

Kāore tonu i te whakapono ētahi kairangahau pēnei i a Atholl Anderson ki te tika o ngā wā i puta i ngā mahi radiocarbon dating mō ngā kōiwi o te kiore. Ka kī ētahi, kāore e taea te tango i te katoa o ngā para mai i ngā kōiwi i te wā ka whakamātautautia taua kōiwi – koinā pea te take i hua te wā 50–15 AD. Ko ētahi atu take pea mō te wā moata nei (50–150 AD), tuatahi, he tawhito ake pea te oneone i kitea te kiore; tuarua, nā ngā kai pea a te kiore i whakakotiti i ngā tātaritanga a ngā kairangahau. Kua kitea i ngā rangahautanga o ngā kōiwi o ngā kiore o nāianei me ngā kiore tawhito mai i ngā wāhi ketuketu whaipara tangata, hei ētahi wā ka kuhu ētahi matūwaro (carbon) ki roto i te tinana o te kiore mā roto i ā rātou kai, koinei pea te take i puta i ētahi rangahautanga te wā 50–150 AD. Kotahi anake te wāhi i kitea he kōiwi kiore mai i te wā 50–150 AD, arā, te ana rā i rangahautia i Te Wai Pounamu i te tekau tau atu i 1990. Ahakoa ngā rangahautanga o ngā tau tata ku muri i runga i ngā kōiwi kiore, kāore tonu i kitea ētahi atu kōiwi pērā rawa te pakeke (50–150 AD).

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Geoff Irwin and Carl Walrond, 'Nōnahea a Aotearoa nōhia tuatahitia ai? - Ngā poroiwi kiore', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/3620/nga-wheua-o-te-kiore-pacific-rat (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Geoff Irwin and Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016