Post by Kiwi Frontline on Dec 5, 2018 18:20:44 GMT 12
UNITING NEW SCIENCE AND TRADITIONAL MAORI KNOWLEDGE
A major Marsden Fund project will combine cutting edge science with Matauranga Maori to reveal the secrets of pa across the Waikato.
Waikato University’s Associate Professor Alan Hogg, along with Associate Professor Tom Roa and Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki, are working on the $827,000 project. There are more than 500 pa (fortified settlements) around the Waikato. The region is undergoing rapid development that is threatening pa and their landscapes, so work to identify how, when and why they developed is urgent.
The overall aim is to create a regional history of Waikato wetland pa and gardens for the pre-european transitional period - the time interval between about 1400 AD and 1800 AD.....