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.

Key Dates


Conference: 28–30 NOV

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