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Day 3 of field school

Our excavation definitely picked up the pace today, who would’ve thought that spending the entire day outside overlooking beautiful beach scenery would be such a busy task! The day started out with some wonderful news from the supervisors- impending rain. … Continue reading

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Day One of field school

On the shorefront of Coralie Bay we began excavating extensions based on last years field school. We expected this to be a real backbreaker and deturfing lived up to the expectation. However, getting down on our hands and knees and … Continue reading

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Field school begins!

Hello world, We are once again out on Ahuahu Great Mercury Island for more exciting discoveries. Stay tuned for blogs and vlogs from staff and students over the next three weeks. Rebecca Tweet

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Research aims for the season

Sometimes when we work on the island in November we examine possible locations for the February field school, but this year we already have a location in mind (stay tuned in February for more on that, or look at vlogs/blogs … Continue reading

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Back at Te Mataku!

Hello world! We are back for one week at Te Mataku in Coralie Bay. We have worked at this site before, but there is still lots to do! Our June discoveries were featured in Archaeology Magazine, so we are continuing … Continue reading

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Hayley’s Vlog

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Vlog day 1

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Every Day I’m Shoveling

Here we are at day 12 already, some of us counting down the days we can sleep in our own beds or shower multiple times a day, some of us yearning for a longer stay, but everyone in a relaxed, … Continue reading

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Great Mercury Island day 9 of excavation

The day began with 2 sad (but hearty) jam sandwiches, a strong coffee and a banana, a meal fit for a hard day’s work of excavation. My shoes had dried out after falling into the ocean the day before, I … Continue reading

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