Going big, and going home!

Today was our last day of excavating at Horeke. We are really happy with the results, with thousands of artefacts tagged and bagged ready for further analysis, and even elusive features beginning to appear. The excavation has been an absolute success and there has been considerable public interest in the excavation, with the First Ships Project even making the national news in New Zealand! After two weeks in the field, the team is tired but excited about the progress that we have made.

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The tools of mass excavation lying silent.

We have has an amazing time, and would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous people who have helped out with the project, and also the local community for taking us under their wing. Once we have taken stock of the results of the 2016 field season we will begin to think about future research at the site, and a possible 2017 excavation!?! On that note we are signing off and heading to the Horeke Tavern to enjoy some of the world famous Horeke hospitality.



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