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Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860
  

Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860 (Paperback)

By Smith, Ian

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Introducing general readers to New Zealand archaeology, Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World tells the story of the first European encounters with a new land. This is a fascinating approach to history through material culture, documenting a period of dramatic change in these South... read full description below.

ISBN 9780947492489
Release Date 1 November 2019 by Bridget Williams Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780947492489
ISBN-10 0947492488
Stock Release date is 1 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Release Date 1 November 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Smith, Ian
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
Australasian & Pacific History
Archaeology
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 366
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 265mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 993.02
Catalogue Code 979588

Description of this Book

Introducing general readers to New Zealand archaeology, Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World tells the story of the first European encounters with a new land. This is a fascinating approach to history through material culture, documenting a period of dramatic change in these South Pacific islands. From the scant physical signs of first contact - including the early Cook voyages - the history is traced through the ephemeral habitations of `sojourning settlers' to the settlements of missionaries and colonisers, and on to the towns and government establishments of the mid nineteenth century. While the focus is on Pakeha settlement, the encompassing Maori world is present throughout - as the story of cultural encounter emerges from the archaeology narrative. Glimpses of a country in the midst of turbulent change abound in this richly illustrated book. Based on impeccable scholarship, this is a wonderful overview of New Zealand archaeology in the period.

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Author's Bio

Ian Smith is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Otago. He has made an extensive contribution to research on New Zealand archaeology, both in the first years of European settlement in New Zealand and in the pre-European Maori world.

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