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Moa Bones HC150/1-14


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Fourteen assorted moa bones including upper leg, rib, vertabrae and pelvis. The bones were collected from Athenree, Western Bay of Plenty.

The moa (dinoris maximus) was indigenous to New Zealand and is now extinct due to hunting by Māori. Moa were a valuable food source,  and their bones, feathers and skins were also used in a variety of ways. 

> Click here to download 'Moa Bones- A 'Hands on Tauranga' teacher resource'


date: 1400's or earlier

maximum dimension: 530mm

subject area: Social Science, Science

subject themes: Biology, Environment, Resources, New Zealand, History

handling collection number: HC150/1-15

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