Faculty of Arts

MĀORI  240

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Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for MAORI 240.


MĀORI 240 is an exciting introduction to some of the techniques and material used by pre-European Māori to produce artefacts which were used in everyday life. This is a predominantly project-based course where the use of materials such as bone, wood, shell, stone (e.g., obsidian, chert greywacke, sandstone and flax fibre) will be taught. This course is recommended to students who are interested in New Zealand’s Māori heritage and archaeology; many of the artefacts and materials explored are consistent with those found in New Zealand archaeological sites.

Students will undertake one project of choice and research it through archives, museum artefact collections, traditional Māori knowledge and tutor assistance.

This course has had high positive feedback ratings from past and present students.

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018




Coursework only


MAORI 240: 15.0 points


MĀORI 130 or ARTHIST 102, or 30 points at Stage I in Museums and Cultural Heritage, or approval of Academic Head or nominee

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