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Prodigious Birds

Prodigious Birds
Moas and Moa-Hunting in New Zealand

  • Date Published: October 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521543965

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  • Prodigious Birds brings together the entire field of moa-related research, some 150 years of enquiry. The moa was a large flightless bird, hunted into extinction by the Maori tribes of New Zealand before the arrival of Europeans. Atholl Anderson brings an historical perspective to the development of moa research and its formative debates, analytical methods and results, reviewing evidence from palaeontology, biology, archaeology, ethnography and history.

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    • Date Published: October 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521543965
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 210 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 60 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    Part I. Discovery and Biology of Moas:
    2. Discovery
    3. Systematics
    4. Origins and development
    5. Morphology and behaviour
    6. Maori traditions
    Part II. Moa-Hunting, Processing and Extinction:
    7. The Moa-hunter debate
    8. North Island sites
    9. South Island coastal sites
    10. South Island island sites
    11. Hunting strategies
    12. Processing technology
    13. Chronology and extinction
    14. Conclusions
    Index.

  • Author

    Atholl Anderson, University of Otago, New Zealand

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