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The Archaeology of Pouerua (review)

The Archaeology of Pouerua (review) BOOK REVIEWS The Archaeology of Pouerua. Douglas Sutton, Louise Furey, and Yvonne Marshall. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2003. 262 pp., figures, tables, index, NZ$49.99. ISBN 1869402928. Reviewed by Ian Barber, University of Otago During the 1980s, the volcanic landscape tive trench and large area excavations. incorporating the modified cone known as Given the ambitious nature of this project, Pouerua in the inland Bay of Islands, New it is no surprise to learn that ‘‘the complex- Zealand, was the subject of a large-scale ar- ity of the excavations and the large number chaeological investigation. The results of of stratigraphic layers identified . . . made this work have been reported and inter- analysis and interpretation di‰cult’’ and preted in university theses, several pub- that a form of the Harris matrix was lished papers, and three volumes. The first employed to sequence stratigraphic con- two volumes as edited by project director texts (p. 29). Sutton present a series of reports on the ar- The greater part of the book is taken up chaeology of undefended settlements and with the documentation and interpretation smaller pa (defended earthwork sites) of the of excavation results, including summary Pouerua area. The last volume of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

The Archaeology of Pouerua (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 46 (1) – Mar 19, 2007

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BOOK REVIEWS The Archaeology of Pouerua. Douglas Sutton, Louise Furey, and Yvonne Marshall. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2003. 262 pp., figures, tables, index, NZ$49.99. ISBN 1869402928. Reviewed by Ian Barber, University of Otago During the 1980s, the volcanic landscape tive trench and large area excavations. incorporating the modified cone known as Given the ambitious nature of this project, Pouerua in the inland Bay of Islands, New it is no surprise to learn that ‘‘the complex- Zealand, was the subject of a large-scale ar- ity of the excavations and the large number chaeological investigation. The results of of stratigraphic layers identified . . . made this work have been reported and inter- analysis and interpretation di‰cult’’ and preted in university theses, several pub- that a form of the Harris matrix was lished papers, and three volumes. The first employed to sequence stratigraphic con- two volumes as edited by project director texts (p. 29). Sutton present a series of reports on the ar- The greater part of the book is taken up chaeology of undefended settlements and with the documentation and interpretation smaller pa (defended earthwork sites) of the of excavation results, including summary Pouerua area. The last volume of the

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