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Journal Article

THE EXCAVATION OF SITES R11/887, R11/888 AND R11/899, TAMAKI, AUCKLAND

Russell Foster and Brenda Sewell
Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum
Vol. 26 (15 December 1989), pp. 1-24
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/42906393
Page Count: 24

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THE EXCAVATION OF SITES R11/887, R11/888 AND R11/899, TAMAKI, AUCKLAND
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Abstract

The excavation of adjacent sites R11/887, 888 and 899 in Tamaki are described. Together the sites formed part of an extensive open settlement occupied in the sixteenth century. The rescue nature of the excavations provided a valuable opportunity to examine a greater area of an open settlement than is usually possible. Specific activities were identified at R11/887, including cooking, living, storage and stoneworking areas. Site R11/888 has been interpreted as a specialist site with huts for storage of equipment and a living floor of laid shells. At R11 /899 there were several superimposed houses and a group of deep storage pits. The layout of the sites presented an impressive illustration of an unfortified hamlet, probably associated with occupation of the pa at Te Apunga o Tainui.

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