The Archaeology Digital Library is a vital tool for the preservation of knowledge gathered during the archaeological authority process.
When work is carried out under an archaeological authority, a report documenting the work and its contribution to our understanding of the history of Aotearoa is submitted. These reports are housed in the Archaeology Digital Library.
The Archaeology Digital Library also includes reports from site surveys, excavations and research programmes from the 1950s to the present day. It is free to access.
An archaeological investigation of a site at the mouth of the Mangakuri River, near Kairakau Beach, in central Hawke’s Bay. (Photo: courtesy of Shellie Evans.)
An analysis of the timbers of the Inconstant, a ship built in 1848 and wrecked in Wellington Harbour in 1849. (Photo: 1/1-002704-F Alexander Turnbull Library.)
An archaeological study of a unique cultural space explored through the lens of material culture manufactured by Pākehā shipwrights at the Deptford Shipbuilding Yard. (Photo: Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections NZG-18990506-0596-01.)