Kōrero: Nōnahea a Aotearoa nōhia tuatahitia ai?

Kākano kua kainga timotimotia e te kiore

Kākano kua kainga timotimotia e te kiore

He māmā noa te ine i te pakeke o tētahi kākano mā te radiocarbon dating. Ka titiro ētahi kairangahau pēnei i a Janet Wilmshurst ki ngā pūkoro o ngā kākano kua kainga timotimotia e te kiore, ka whakatauritea ki ērā kāore i kainga e te kiore. Mēnā nō mua noa atu te pakeke o tētahi pūkoro kākano kua kainga timotimotia e te kiore i te wā 1250–1300 (te wā e whakaaetia whānuitia ana i tau te tangata ki Aotearoa), ka tautoko tēnei i te ariā e mea ana, nō mua noa atu te taenga o te tangata ki Aotearoa. I tēnei wā, kāore anō kia kitea he pūkoro kākano kua kainga timotimotia e te kiore he pakeke ake i te 1244 AD (±70); he tohu, kāore anō pea kia tae te tangata (me te kiore) ki Aotearoa. Nā ngā paparanga ngārehu i runga, i raro hoki i te pūkoro kākano i tohu ki te wā.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Geoff Irwin and Carl Walrond, 'Nōnahea a Aotearoa nōhia tuatahitia ai? - Te DNA o te kiore', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/3625/kakano-kua-kainga-timotimotia-e-te-kiore (accessed 17 October 2019)

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