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date: 16 October 2019

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This chapter discusses how wetland archaeologists and conservators have developed better ways of treating and conserving waterlogged archaeological materials such as wood, fibrework, and basketry. It also describes how conservators in New Zealand worked closely with Maori tribal groups, recognizing their key role in the customary guardianship of cultural materials that are more than just archaeological objects.

Keywords: wetland archaeology, wetland conservation, waterlogged materials, Maori tribe

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