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dc.contributor.advisorWalter, Richard
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Julia Annabelle
dc.date.available2020-11-10T22:18:39Z
dc.date.copyright2020
dc.identifier.citationLewis, J. A. (2020). One Flake at a Time: a study of adze production at Wairau Bar through debitage analysis (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/10524en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/10524
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the adze industry of the early period of Māori history. The research focuses on the production of adzes at the site of Wairau Bar which dates to the earliest phase of New Zealand settlement. It aims to establish the role of this site in a wider system of adze production though the analysis of a debitage assemblage excavated from the site in the 2009 field season. The debitage assemblage consists of the waste material produced through adze manufacture and the analysis is structured to target what stages of manufacture the material represents, thereby determining the production practices being undertaken at the site. The results of the analysis are then tested against a proposed model of the adze industry, from raw material procurement to distribution, and conclusions are drawn about both the structure of the industry and the role Wairau Bar and its people would have played.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectAdze
dc.subjectWairau Bar
dc.subjectDebitage
dc.subjectadze production
dc.subjectmaori
dc.subjectnew zealand
dc.subjectarchaeology
dc.subjectflake
dc.subjectearly period
dc.subjectwairau
dc.subjectreduction
dc.titleOne Flake at a Time: a study of adze production at Wairau Bar through debitage analysis
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2020-11-08T23:58:38Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineArchaeology
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.evidence.presentYes
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