The Te Hoe Shore Whaling Station Artefact Assemblage
Harris, Jaden; Smith, Ian
This report presents an analysis of the Te Hoe Shore Whaling Station artefact assemblage, exclusive of faunal remains, wood and charcoal. The Te Hoe site, located on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand, was excavated in January/February 2005 as part of a larger project investigating early European communities in New Zealand. Shore whaling was a prominent extractive industry in New Zealand in the 1830s and 1840s and in many areas whalers were the first European settlers to arrive in this country. The primary aim in documenting their material culture is to get a more detailed picture of how whalers adapted to life in New Zealand, and to understand what influences if any they had on the subsequent development of European settlement. To this end the present paper attempts to give detailed descriptive analysis of the artefacts and place them within both a spatial and temporal context.
Publisher: Department of Anthropology & Archaeology; University of Otago
Series number: 2
Keywords: archaeology; Te Hoe
Research Type: Technical Report