Kōrero: Anthropology and archaeology

Roger Duff and Jim Eyles at Wairau Bar in the 1940s

Roger Duff and Jim Eyles at Wairau Bar in the 1940s

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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Canterbury Museum
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Peter Clayworth, 'Anthropology and archaeology - Professionals, academics and amateurs: 1920s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/44418/roger-duff-and-jim-eyles-at-wairau-bar-in-the-1940s (accessed 21 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Peter Clayworth, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014