Archaeology Week – South Taranaki

Archaeology Week 2018

South Taranaki

Heritage Taranaki

With Susanne Grieve

Demonstration

Title: Science in Heritage Conservation (Demonstration) – 4 May, 2018

The conservation of historic, artistic and archaeological materials involves history, chemistry and the visual arts. Join us to learn about how we identify different material types and see science in action on real historic objects! Demonstrations will be continuous so bring the kids (or just your sense of curiosity) and help us figure out a mystery object or two.

Date/Time: Friday, May 4, 2018, 4-5:45pm

Venue: Mount Egmont Alpine Club Rooms, Hawera

Directions/Parking: Free parking is available at the TSB Hub. Enter from Waihi Road next to the Hawera Holiday Park. The Alpine club building is marked with a white sign and is located on the right side of the parking lot directly across from the TSB Hub.

Price: FREE, bookings not required

Presentation

Title: Oh the Places You’ll Go! Adventures in Archaeological Conservation (Presentation) – 4 May 2018

Come learn about the variety of archaeological objects that conservators work to preserve in museums and on site. From Antarctica to the United States and everything in between, join us for an international journey of shipwrecks, desert oases and frozen continents. Touch and see some of the unique historic objects collected along the way! This event is suitable for all ages and accessibility levels.

Date/Time: Friday, May 4, 2018, 6pm

Venue: Mount Egmont Alpine Club Rooms, Hawera

Directions/Parking: Free parking is available at the TSB Hub. Enter from Waihi Road next to the Hawera Holiday Park. The Alpine club building is marked with a white sign and is located on the right side of the parking lot directly across from the TSB Hub.

Price: FREE, bookings not required

Field trip

With Ivan Bruce

Title: Puketarata Pa and surrounding sites

Walking field trip around some of South Taranaki’s iconic archaeological sites, taking in a range of fortifications ranging from prehistoric Maori archaeological pa to conflict sites of Taranaki Wars.

Date – 5 May 2018

Time 12pm

Duration 2-3 hours

Meet at Puketarata Garden 14 Ngawhini Road Hawera

Contact person – Ivan Bruce.

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