Archaeology Tour of ‘Watermark’, Te Papa Ōtākaro / Avon River Precinct
Sponsored by New Zealand Historic Places Trust
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm to 1:40pm

Meet on footpath outside Antigua Bootsheds
2 Cambridge Terrace
Christchurch, CAN 8013
New Zealand

‘Watermark’ is the first section of Te Papa Ōtākaro / Avon River Precinct to be designed and constructed. This precinct is part of the redevelopment of Christchurch's CBD following the Canterbury earthquakes.

Ōtākaro holds great significance for Ngāi Tahu and Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga: the river was their commercial vein, transport route, source of mahinga kai, and the place by which they lived and traded. Much of the early European occupation of the city also took place alongside this river. As part of this redevelopment of this area archaeologists worked to record and assess archaeological remains which were uncovered.

Join Nicolas Cable, Senior Archaeologist, OPUS International Consultants Ltd, Joseph Hullen, Te Ngāi Tuahuriri Runanga and Amy Findlater, Assistant Archaeologist and Researcher, New Zealand Historic Places Trust for a walking tour of ‘Watermark’. As part of "Reconnect: experience heritage", Christchurch City Council's heritage weekend, this is an exciting opportunity to learn about what archaeology can teach us about life in our city.

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