Polynesian settlement of New Zealand and the impacts of volcanism on early Maori society: An update
Lowe, David J. (2008). Polynesian settlement of New Zealand and the impacts of volcanism on early Maori society: An update. In Lowe, D.J. (Ed.), Guidebook for Pre-conference North Island Field Trip A1 ‘Ashes and Issues’ (28-30 November, 2008). Australian and New Zealand 4th Joint Soils Conference, Massey University, Palmerston North (1-5 Dec. 2008). (pp.142-147). Palmerston North, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Soil Science.
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Presents an overview of the timing of Polynesian settlement in New Zealand, discussing the application of tephrochronology and rat and avian bone dating to the problem. The impacts of volcanism on early Maori society are examined, including the catastrophic impacts of the Tarawera eruption of 1886.
New Zealand Society of Soil Science