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The History Changing, Archaeological Work of Treaton Russell Price

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Summary

Russell Price, an amateur archaeologist, conducted extensive archaeological digs at Pukawa in New Zealand over a period of 25 years. He discovered undeniable proof of ancient human occupation spanning 7,000 years, predating the arrival of the Polynesian Maori. Price used tephra stratigraphy, the study of volcanic ash layers, to date the artifacts found beneath the ash bands. Carbon dating analysis confirmed the presence of human activity before the volcanic eruptions of Taupo, Waimahia, and Wakatani. Price’s findings were met with scrutiny and criticism, but he remained meticulous in his methodology and involved credentialed professionals in his work.

Keywords

archaeology, Pukawa, New Zealand, Russell Price, ancient human occupation, tephra stratigraphy, carbon dating, volcanic eruptions

Takeaways

• Russell Price conducted extensive archaeological digs at Pukawa in New Zealand, uncovering evidence of ancient human occupation spanning 7,000 years.

• He used tephra stratigraphy, the study of volcanic ash layers, to date the artifacts found beneath the ash bands.

• Carbon dating analysis confirmed the presence of human activity before the volcanic eruptions of Taupo, Waimahia, and Wakatani.

• Price’s findings were met with scrutiny and criticism, but he remained meticulous in his methodology and involved credentialed professionals in his work.

Chapters 00:00 Introduction to Paradigm Shifts in Science 06:23 The Work of Russell Price at Pukawa 24:00 Using Tephra Stratigraphy to Date Artifacts 32:59 The Importance of Carbon Dating Analysis 42:31 The Acceptance and Scrutiny of Price’s Findings 54:56 The Extensive Digs at Site 4 59:25 Artifacts and Evidence of Ancient Human Activity

PHOTO CAPTION: © Wikimedia Commons English: Size comparsion between 4 species of moa bird and a human. 1. Dinornis novaezelandiae (3 meters tall). 2. Emeus crassus (1.8 meters tall). 3. Anomalopteryx didiformis (1.3 meters). 4. Dinornis robustus (3.5 meters tall).



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