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Record 19/48
Bone, possibly Moa, peat-stained. Found on Bert Dick's farm, Te Hau, at Lake Grassmere. Has Latin writing on it. Information from Professor Richard Holdaway of Canterbury Museum 25 August 2012: This is the left tarsometatarsus (foot) bone of an unknown species of moa. Archaeological, meaning cooked and eaten. Te Hau, the Dick's farm, was on the north side of Lake Grassmere near the World War 2 bomb-aiming bunker. It was originally a swamp and most of the bones were excavated during ploughing. All the bones found here are stained with peat from the swamp.
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Last modified on: December 19, 2014