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 & the Early Polynesian Settlement of New Zealand (Aotearoa) & 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.