Kauri Point Pa
Site U13/4 The adjacent swamp site has the same site number but is not discussed here. NZMS1 site No, N53–54/5.
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Other photographs can be accessed at a different University of Auckland photo archive site here.
Location and Date
On the Katikati Peninsula in the Tauranga Harbour, Bay of Plenty.
Excavations took place in 1960-61, 1961-62 and 1967(Ambrose pers. com.).
Pa site - prehistoric
University of Auckland Archaeological Society
Other contributing specialists
Alan Pullar, J C Schofield
Obsidian flake material was common at the site. Artefacts have not been reported on for the site.
Only preliminary reports have appeared.
Ambrose, W. 1962: Further Investigations at Kauri Point. New Zealand Archaeological Association Newsletter 5(1): 56–67.
Ambrose, W. 1967: Kauri Point. Unpublished manuscript presented at New Zealand Archaeological Association Conference, New Plymouth.
Golson, J. 1961a: Investigations at Kauri Point, Katikati, western Bay of Plenty: introduction. New Zealand Archaeological Association Newsletter 4(2): 13–15.On-line
Golson, J. 1961b: Investigations at Kauri Point, Katikati, western Bay of Plenty: the excavation. New Zealand Archaeological Association Newsletter 4(2): 17–29.On-line
Golson, J. 1961c: Investigations at Kauri Point, Katikati, western Bay of Plenty: conclusions and hypotheses. New Zealand Archaeological Association Newsletter 4(2): 38–41.On-line
The chronology of the site and the adjacent swamp site was summarised by Green .
Law's review of the archaeology of the Bay of Plenty reviewed the evidence from the site 
Palmer, R.L. 1994 A Comparative Analysis Between Kauri Point Pa and Swamp Site Obsidian Collections. M.A. Research Essay, University of Auckland.
Davidson, J.M. 1967 Midden analysis and the economic approach in New Zealand. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum.
- Green, R.C. 1978: Dating the Kauri Point sequence. Historic Review 26(1): 32–45.
- Law, R G 2008 Archaeology of the Bay of Plenty Department of Conservation Publication 246, Wellington.