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  • The remains of an ancient butchery revealed

    by Louise Furey
    Mon, 16 Feb 2015

    The archaeologists on Great Mercury Island have uncovered what they suspect is a butchery area. The animal bones and artefacts they've unearthed provide an intriguing glimpse on an ancient diet.

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  • Uncovering fire scoops at Coralie Bay

    by Louise Furey
    Fri, 13 Feb 2015

    After a day off mid-excavation, everyone was refreshed and ready to continue. At site EA64, to the south of the stream in Coralie Bay, we continue to expand the excavation area and dig down through the layers.

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  • What's under the grass at Coralie Bay?

    by Louise Furey
    Sun, 1 Feb 2015

    The 2015 fieldwork season has kicked off on Ahuahu Great Mercury Island. This time the research team is back to excavate an eroding site in Coralie Bay on the eastern side of a tombolo. Auckland Museum archaeologist Louise Furey talks about the team's aims for this season's research.

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  • Excavation underway at Coralie Bay

    by Louise Furey
    Sun, 8 Feb 2015

    The archaeological project on Ahuahu Great Mercury Island is underway. Louise Furey posts from the island as the team plan the best strategy for excavation and where to gain maximum information about the site.

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