R10-80

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Summary

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R10/80 was probably a small fishing settlement at the Whangaparoa. Site consisted of a number of large areas of shell midden overlying a range of postholes indicative of a number of small structures. The shell was rich in charcoal and widespread. Main features include a possible pit/house structure in Area A with a drain that was probably stone-lined. Additional small storage pits were also cut into the dense clay.

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Location and Date

  • Near Gulf Harbour at the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, North of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Excavation in 2005
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Type

Pre-colonial Maori shell middens. 4 Radiocarbon dates from 16th Century to mid-17th Century AD/CE

Excavators

Project Directors:

Ken Phillips (Area A), Simon Bickler (Areas B and C), Rod Clough

Archaeologists

Other contributing specialists:


Artefacts

Only a few artefacts recovered: 2 adzes and a round netsinker with some obsidian flakes. Predominantly shell midden.



Publications

Excavation Report:

Excavations at R10/80 (2007). Includes Report PDF, additional photos, archaeological plans and sections and web interface. Available from Clough & Associates Website