Fourteen assorted moa bones including upper leg, rib, vertebrae and pelvis.
The moa (dinoris maximus) was a flightless bird, indigenous to New Zealand, that became extinct in the 1400’s 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, including clothing, fish hooks and pendants.
Included with this resource is the picture book 'What Happened to the Moa?' by Ned Barraud.
Read this excellent article to find out how the Moa came to be 're-discovered' in the mid 1800's. https://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/collections/collections-highlights/giant-moa-skele
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
Why not get your hands on .... 3D printed moa egg HC262 http://www.handsontauranga.co.nz/products/3d-printed-moa-egg-hc262/