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Ngā Tohuwhenua Mai Te Rangi: A New Zealand Archeology in Aerial Photographs

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Sarah's Gully, scene of the first North Island archaeology in the 1950s, where Jack Golson first documented the early Polynesian settlement of the North Island. On the far ridge (above the rocky shoreline) is the Sarah's Gully pā. Golson's site, in which early forms of storage pits were discovered, was on the near ridge and the slopes just above Cross Creek (foreground). Later excavations were on middens on the far beach frontage, and on the sandy area on the near side of Cross Creek. The earliest radiocarbon dates for these sites indicate settlement in the early thirteenth century.