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Waihou Journeys: The Archaeology of 400 Years of Maori Settlement (review)

Waihou Journeys: The Archaeology of 400 Years of Maori Settlement (review) BOOK REVIEWS Waihou Journeys. The Archaeology of 400 years of Maori Settlement. Caroline Phillips. Auckland: Auckland UniversityPress, 2000. 194 pp, 96 illustrations, bibliography, index. Softcover. $39.95 (NZD). ISBN: 1 86940 227 8. Reviewed by Christophe Sand, New Caledonian Museum, Noumea Waihou Journeys is the edited version of the environment of the area, illustrated bynu- Ph.D. thesis presented byC. Phillips at merous maps. The main characteristic of the Universityof Auckland in 1994. Cen- the lower part of the Waihou River is its tered on the Hauraki Plains, its goal is to wetlands, with the lowlands a¤ected by reconstruct, through data from archaeol- numerous flooding episodes and regular ogy, geomorphology, Maori oral traditions, changes in the river’s course. The most in- and European records, nearlyhalf a millen- teresting part of the chapter is surelythe nium of human occupation of this small reconstruction of the evolution of the region southeast of Auckland, in northern lower plain over the last 2000 years, and New Zealand. the identification of the major impact of The volume, 170 pages long plus appen- the Kaharoa eruption some 600 years ago, dixes, notes, glossary, references, and in- leading to the ‘‘deposition of large amounts dex, is divided into http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

Waihou Journeys: The Archaeology of 400 Years of Maori Settlement (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 41 (2) – Feb 14, 2003

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BOOK REVIEWS Waihou Journeys. The Archaeology of 400 years of Maori Settlement. Caroline Phillips. Auckland: Auckland UniversityPress, 2000. 194 pp, 96 illustrations, bibliography, index. Softcover. $39.95 (NZD). ISBN: 1 86940 227 8. Reviewed by Christophe Sand, New Caledonian Museum, Noumea Waihou Journeys is the edited version of the environment of the area, illustrated bynu- Ph.D. thesis presented byC. Phillips at merous maps. The main characteristic of the Universityof Auckland in 1994. Cen- the lower part of the Waihou River is its tered on the Hauraki Plains, its goal is to wetlands, with the lowlands a¤ected by reconstruct, through data from archaeol- numerous flooding episodes and regular ogy, geomorphology, Maori oral traditions, changes in the river’s course. The most in- and European records, nearlyhalf a millen- teresting part of the chapter is surelythe nium of human occupation of this small reconstruction of the evolution of the region southeast of Auckland, in northern lower plain over the last 2000 years, and New Zealand. the identification of the major impact of The volume, 170 pages long plus appen- the Kaharoa eruption some 600 years ago, dixes, notes, glossary, references, and in- leading to the ‘‘deposition of large amounts dex, is divided into

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