Explore our resources about archaeology - the study of human history through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artefacts and other physical remains.

Discover Canterbury: Digging into Archaeology Week

Maeve explains what archaeology in New Zealand looks like and what kind of artefacts might be hidden beneath our feet!

New Zealand Archaeology Week

New Zealand Archaeology Week is on from Saturday 27 April to Sunday 5 May 2024. The New Zealand Archaeological Association is working to increase public awareness and highlight the importance of protecting our archaeological heritage by promoting the work of New Zealand archaeologists both at home and abroad.

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Christchurch Archaeology Project: Three tales of one city exhibition

Christchurch Archaeology Project: Three tales of one city exhibition

Canterbury Stories

Archaeology set on Canterbury Stories

Magazines and eMagazines


eResources Discovery Search

Find articles and eResources about archaeology.

Christchurch archaeology

Christchurch Archaeology Project
Christchurch Archaeology Project has been established by three friends and colleagues who are deeply passionate about archaeology in general, and the archaeology of Ōtautahi Christchurch in particular.

Canterbury Museum
Visit and explore New Zealand's rich cultural and natural heritage. Learn about the past, present and future of Canterbury.

Ngāi Tahu - archaeology
Archaeology posts on the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu website.

Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
Come and explore the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, where you can see more than three thousand years of human history through an amazing collection of artefacts from Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern cultures. 

The City Remains
The City Remains is a blog written by Jessie Garland and Katharine Watson on the history and archaeology of Christchurch, New Zealand, drawing heavily on their experiences writing PhD theses on the material culture and buildings archaeology of the city. Like The City remains on Facebook.

Archaeological Sites: Christchurch City Council
Explore the sites in Christchurch where archaeological excavation and examination have taken place.

Archaeology: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 defines an archaeological site as a place associated with pre-1900 human activity, where there may be evidence relating to the history of New Zealand. A place associated with post-1900 human activity may be declared by gazettal as an archaeological site under the Act.

Underground Overground Archaeology
Underground Overground specialise in heritage and archaeological consulting services, property management and the redevelopment of unique and character property throughout New Zealand.

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