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An insight into the world of survey….

Just one year ago, I was a third-year field school student excited to go on my first archaeological dig. Little did I know, I would be returning to the island the following year as part of a research project.  The … Continue reading

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Our final days of an archaeologicool experience

Kia Ora Whanau, friends and all other forms of being. I am about to take you on a journey of my experience so far on our archaeological adventure on Ahuahu island.  Today we finished our final day of excavations on … Continue reading

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Day off!

Day 6 of the GMI project. By some small fortune I still haven’t been voted off the Island yet. This gloriously sunny Sunday marked the first half-day we have had during the excavation of our sites. Our work seemed to … Continue reading

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The (Bird) Bones of It All

By some small miracle, I awoke in my tent at 6:00am having had a solid night’s sleep despite the torrential rain bucketing down around me throughout the night. A week ago I couldn’t have imagined willingly waking up before sunrise. … Continue reading

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Day 3: Unearthing the nitty gritty

Today marked the 3rd full day of our excavation. By 8am we were at site and ready to work, the sun merrily sitting in the east and foreboding clouds in the west accompanied by a pleasant breeze which, after two … Continue reading

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Time lapse from first full day of excavation

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First Full Day of Excavation

And a beautiful day it was. But the hot sun and clear blue skies comes at a price – a price paid in sweat and thirst. Loose, dry dirt quickly coated clothes and skin, but it’s all a regular part … Continue reading

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Day 1

In this field season, the 6th fieldschool of the University of Auckland on Ahuahu, we are working again on EA64 in Coralie Bay on the east side of the island. We have excavated on the same site for the last … Continue reading

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Pre-field school

Before the field school begins, an advance crew is working out on Ahuahu getting the house ready, preparing the site for excavation, and completing some outstanding tasks. Because we host up to 30 people during the height of the field … Continue reading

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Archaeology is Amazing

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