Kōrero: Nōnahea a Aotearoa nōhia tuatahitia ai?

Ngā anga ngata (snail shell) kua kainga timotimotia

Ngā anga ngata (snail shell) kua kainga timotimotia

I rangahau a Fred Brook i ētahi anga tawhito o te ngata māori (Placostylus ambagiosus) kei Te Tai Tokerau. Mēnā i tae te kiore ki Aotearoa i ngā tau e 2,000 ki mua, kāore e kore kua kitea ētahi taunakitanga mō te kai a te kiore i ngā kararehe me ngā ngārara ririki i roto i ngā tau e 2,000 kua tohipa. Ka taea noatia te ine i te pakeke o te anga o te ngata mā te radiocarbon dating, ka taea hoki te ine i te wā i kainga timotimotia te anga ngata e te kiore. I tēnei wā, ka tohu ngā rangahautanga ki ngā ngaungau kiore hei muri i te 1250 AD.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Private collection
Photograph by F. J. Brook

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei 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/3626/nga-anga-ngata-snail-shell-kua-kainga-timotimotia (accessed 18 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Geoff Irwin and Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016