Archeology of the Pouerua

Author(s): Louise Furey

Northland, Auckland & Waikato | Secondhand

The Pouerua Project is an archaeological initiative of the 1980s, studying the pa (native village) site on and around the volcanic cone at Pouerua, New Zealand. This book looks at the attempts to use archaeological techniques to explore and understand the socio-political process of the pa.


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"The Archaeology of the Pouerua is, "likely to be a major reference book for years to come.... It is a landmark in archaeological publication in New Zealand.... The conclusions should certainly stimulate a major rethink of the role of fortifications in New Zealand and of monuments in Polynesia generally." - Academic Referee's Report

One author is UK based - Yvonne Marshall is at the University of Southampton; Furey and Sutton are on the staff of the University of Auckland. Louise Furey is a Research Archaeologist in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland and is an office holder of the New Zealand Archaeological Association. She has an MA in anthropology from the University of Auckland and has published papers and monographs on archaeology in New Zealand including Oruarangi: the Archaeology and Material Culture of a Hauraki Pa (Auckland Institute and Museum). Professor Douglas Sutton, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Auckland and currently the Dean of Arts, directed the Pouerua Project from its inception in the 1980s. He has edited companion volumes on the Pouerua Project, The Archaeology of the Kainga (AUP, 1990; 1994) and The Archaeology of the Peripheral Pa (AUP, 1993). He has published other books and many papers, including Origins of the First New Zealanders (AUP, 2nd imp, 1995). Dr Yvonne Marshall is at the Archaeology Department of the University of Southampton, England. She took her MA from the University of Auckland with a thesis on Pouerua, Antiquity, Form and Function of Terracing at Pouerua Pa, and has had a long involvement in Pacific archaeology.

Pouerua and pa site archaeology;Pouerua and the Pouerua project; methodology; summary of the cultural sequence on Pouerua; area III excavations; area II excavations; area IV excavations; area I excavations, area V excavations; area VI excavations; area VII excavations; pulling the sequence together; radiocarbon dating the cultural sequence; form of the cone; changing use of Pouerua; conclusion.

General Fields

  • : 9781869402921
  • : aupnz
  • : aupnz
  • : 0.635
  • : December 2003
  • : 280mm X 190mm X 19mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Louise Furey
  • : Paperback
  • : 993.1301
  • : 272
  • : illustrations, maps, figures