discuss document export feedback print share Blog View by topic: Archaeology All Archaeology Beyond our walls Collections Exhibitions Events Entangled Islands From the Director Geology History Learning MuseTech Taonga Māori Research Still Life War Memorial Kermadec Expedition Pou Maumahara Volume SW Pacific Expedition Show more View by date: Any Any 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Show more Excavating Otata Island: A Midden RevealedExcavating Otata Island: A Midden RevealedIn March 2020, Auckland Museum archaeologists carried out a small excavation in a large coastal midden on Otata Island in the Hauraki Gulf, Tikapa Moana. Rediscovering our archaeological collectionsFriday, 4 May 2018Lori Bowers shares her experiences of working with the Archaeological Collections at Auckland Museum. Material from archaeological excavations is diverse and has to be curated and recorded in a consistent way. Because of the quantity of material, the task can be repetitive but there are always interesting things to discover. Archaeological puzzles and the importance of prepositions Wednesday, 2 May 2018At any archaeological dig, there are all number of objects that help to build a picture of past lives. But as with a puzzle, a single piece is worthless, or may be a red herring; it is the correct linking of the pieces which forms the picture. Kurī in ArchaeologyTuesday, 1 May 2018Convergence of this year’s New Zealand Archaeology Week with the Year of the Dog provides the perfect opportunity to highlight the Polynesian dog or kurī and its importance to archaeological investigation in Aotearoa. Archaeology beneath our feetMonday, 30 April 2018In the late 1980s, archaeologists uncovered the remnants of a small Queen street jail. As they dug deeper, a trove of artefacts were discovered revealing a rich history dating back 5-600 years. In this blog, Archaeology Curator, Louise Furey explains how these finds have helped to understand the occupation of this land throughout history. Archaeology on the maunga of Tāmaki MakaurauMonday, 30 April 2018In this piece, Archaeology Curator Louise Furey explains how archaeological work on Auckland's volcanic cones has given important insights into how these distinctive landscape features were utilised by Māori. The remains of an ancient butchery revealedby Louise FureyMon, 16 Feb 2015The 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. Uncovering fire scoops at Coralie Bayby Louise FureyFri, 13 Feb 2015After 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. What's under the grass at Coralie Bay?by Louise FureySun, 1 Feb 2015The 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. Excavation underway at Coralie Bayby Louise FureySun, 8 Feb 2015The 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.