Matakawau Stingray Point Pa excavation, Ahuahu Great Mercury Island 1955–56

Louise Furey, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Joshua Emmitt, Rod Wallace, School of Social Sciences, University of Auckland, School of Social Sciences, University of Auckland
2017 Records of the Auckland Museum  
The 1955-56 excavation of Matakawau, a pa (fortified site) on the western side of Ahuahu Great Mercury Island, is described. A terrace low on the slope above the natural cliff defences contained five storage pits, dug at different times, and some with multi-period use. The terrace seems to have been used exclusively for storage, with unusual drainage features not reported elsewhere.
doi:10.32912/ram.2017.52.3 fatcat:expynlaqsvb3rdnixcr5r5iobu