Marianne Turner 1957 - 2013New Zealand Historic Places Trust, and Lecturer in archaeology in the Department of Anthropology University of Auckland. Most recently she worked as a consulting archaeologist. Her PhD in Anthropology was from the University of Auckland.
Marianne died in October 2013 as a result of a car accident earlier in the year. There is an obituary by Peter Sheppard in Archaeology in New Zealand 56(4):182-185.
Marianne's research interests included:
- The archaeology of harbours, with a regional focus on Waikato-Raglan, Kawhia and Aotea Harbours.
- Pitcairn Island and other islands of South East Polynesia: Stone tools and trade and exchange networks from a technological perspective.
The Function, Design and Distribution of New Zealand Adzes - is available on line.
PhD from the University of Auckland.
- Turner, M., K. Hill, and R. Clough. 2005. Chinese Artefacts from a Site at Wakefield St, Auckland. Archaeology in New Zealand 48(3):260-278.
- Turner, M., 2004. Functional and technological explanations for the variation among early New Zealand adzes. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 26:57-101.
- Bickler, S.H. and M. Turner. 2002. Food to Stone: Investigations at the Suloga Stone Tool Manufacturing Site, Woodlark Island, Papua New Guinea. Journal of the Polynesian Society v.111.
- Turner, M., 2007. The reworking stategy: Its central role in early New Zealand adze technology. Australian Archaeological Conference, Sydney, Australia, September.
- Turner, M., 2007. Artefacts from Pitcairn Island: The weird and the wonderful. New Zealand Archaeological Association Conference, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand, June.