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.