Addressing models of Maori interaction and regional variation in New Zealand: an analysis of stone adzes from the Auckland (Tamaki) region

  title={Addressing models of Maori interaction and regional variation in New Zealand: an analysis of stone adzes from the Auckland (Tamaki) region},
  author={Brendan Kneebone and Andrew McAlister},
  journal={Archaeology in Oceania},


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