Ian Barber

University of Otago

I am an archaeologist and anthropologist specialising in the study of dynamic historical environments, including new uses of the past. I apply innovative and interdisciplinary theory and methods to investigate changing relationships between material and social environments. I work closely and in collaboration with several New Zealand Māori, Chatham Island Moriori and North American communities in my research.

Arboriculture and the early Polynesian settlement of New Zealand/Aotearoa and Chatham Islands/Rēkohu

Tues 10 Nov, 11:45 - 12:30

In this presentation I review archaeological and historical evidence for the managed use of Cordyline spp. and Corynocarpus laevigatus (karaka) trees by the early Polynesian settlers of New Zealand, including Chatham Islands Moriori.


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Key Dates


NTCC: 7–8 NOV 

Pre-Conference Workshops: 8 NOV

Pre-Conference Tree Tour: 8 NOV

Industry Awards Celebration: 8 NOV

Conference: 9–10 NOV


Conference Manager: 

Lea Boodee

OnCue Conferences

Phone: 03 928 0620

Email: lea@on-cue.co.nz

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