NPDC Waahi Tapu and Archaeological Site Review
New Plymouth District Council
Taranaki, New Zealand
This project involves the re-evaluation of over 750 waahi tapu and archaeological sites in the New Plymouth district to facilitate better planning and management of this precious heritage, and increase the precision of data in the District Plan. The project involves extensive iwi consultation, detailed historical research, site re-surveys using field and desktop means, and detailed GIS mapping including registration of othophotography dating back to the 1950s. To support the project a new GIS database has been developed to implement the data delivery.
Google Earth view
Papamoa Hills Archaeological Landscape Surveys
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
The Papamoa Hills survey was undertaken to record the archaeology of several contiguous pa and numerous associated sites located over a large area. Surveys were conducted using RTK GPS, total station survey and aerial photography. Data mapped during this survey is a core component in a local territorial authority’s heritage landscape management program. The survey recorded the three dimensional attributes of over 1200 archaeological features including 670 occupation and gardening terraces, 300 storage pits, 12 bank and ditch defenses.
RTK base station overlooking Papamoa Beach
Terracing and pa
Bank and ditch defences
Papamoa Hills archaeological landscape
Eagle Point (Lawhead Gulch) Shelter
Bureau of Land Management
The Eagle Point rock shelter is a prehistoric occupation and rock art site situated on the north bank of the Gunnison River at the north end of the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area in Delta County, Colorado. The site had been used and occupied by people for more than 7,000 years and is helping archaeologist reinterpret the early history of this area.
Laser scanning excavated surfaces
Stone lined hearths
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