Roger Duff (left) and Jim Eyles dig at the Wairau Bar site in the 1940s. Eyles, who lived in the area, had accidentally discovered moa eggs, human bones and artefacts. Duff, based at Canterbury Museum, organised a series of digs. The Wairau Bar site proved to be perhaps the most important site for the study of early Polynesian inhabitants of New Zealand.
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