Yaldwyn John

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John C Yaldwyn 1929 - 2005

John was a zoologist with a strong interest in archaeology, participating in research projects and contributing to their publication in respect of the faunal material found. He was a founder member of the New Zealand Archaeological Association. As Director of the National Museum - a predecessor of Te Papa - he was supportive of archaeology in that institution.

Obituary: 2005 Archaeology in New Zealand 48(4):293-295


1959 Moa remains from the Wellington district. NZAA Newsletter 2(4):20-25.

1959 Moa identifications form Tairua, Coromandel coast. NZAA Newsletter 2(4):25.

1962 Faunal material - bone - specialist report in C D Smart and R C Green 1962 A stratified dune site at Tairua, Coromandel. Dominion Museum Records in Ethnology Vol. 1, No. 7.

2002 The matchbox - the rat bone - the Hukanui #7b excavations 1959. Archaeology in New Zealand 45(2):118-127

A G Buist and J C Yaldwyn 1960 An 'articulated" Moa leg from an oven excavated at Waingongoro, South Taranaki. Journal of the Polynesian Society 69:76-88.

E W Dawson and J C Yaldwyn 1952 Excavation of Maori burials at Long Beach, Otago [Part II]. Journal of the Polynesian Society 61:283-91.

Yaldwyn, J., E. Dawson and J. Davidson 2006 The first ethical controversy in New Zealand Archaeology: Joseph Hooker's confidential ruling in the Haast v. McKay case. Archaeology in New Zealand 49(4):282-292