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Richard Cassels

Richard Cassels

Richard is a graduate in archaeology from Cambridge University and was appointed to a lectureship in Auckland University in the tradition of such appointments: Golson, Shawcross and Bellwood. In his time at Auckland he specialised in economic archaeology and a series of research projects and papers followed.

His subsequent career took him to museums, directing Otago Museum, the West Australian Museum - Maritime and as a divisional manager in the Queensland Museum - Brisbane.

More recently he has been an environmental activist in Brisbane and is the Director of Climate Leadership - an Honorary Reserach Fellow at Griffith University.

External Sources

Griffith University Staff profile

Edmund Rice Network Oceania

Puke Ariki story about Kaupokonui


1972 Human ecology in the prehistoric Waikato, Journal of the Polynesian Society 81(2):196-247.

1972 Locational analysis of prehistoric settlement in New Zealand. Mankind 8:212-222.

1976 NZAA Seminar Nelson March 1976 A report. NZAA Newsletter 19(2) 73-85.

1979 Early prehistoric wooden artefacts from the Waitore Site (N136.16), near Patea, Taranaki. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 1:85-108.

1984 The role of prehistoric man in the faunal extinctions of new Zealand and other Pacific Islands. In P S Martin and R G Klein eds, Quaternary extinctions: A prehistoric revolution. Arizona University Press, Tuscon: 741-767.

and Kevin L Jones, A Walton and Trevor H Worthy 1988 Late prehistoric subsistence practices at Parawanui, Lower Rangitikei River, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 10:109-128.

and A. Walton 1991 Excavation of a small settlement site (Q22/21) near Waverley, South Taranaki. Archaeology in New Zealand 34(4): 186–201

and A. Walton 1992 Some historical agricultural features near Waverley, South Taranaki. Archaeology in New Zealand 35(2): 101–108

Coster J and R Cassels 1979 Archaeology in the north: A weekend seminar. NZAA Newsletter 22(3):122-127.

Fox, A and R J S Cassels 1983 Excavations at Aotea, Waikato, 1972-75. Rec. Auckland Inst. Mus. v.20:65-106.


1975 Julienne Stretton and Richard J. Cassels Whangaruru North Head Archaeological Survey.

1981 Archaeology in the Bay of Islands Historic and Maritime Park.