Tectonic activity and the history of Wairau Bar, New Zealand’s iconic site of early settlement

@article{Mcfadgen2019TectonicAA,
  title={Tectonic activity and the history of Wairau Bar, New Zealand’s iconic site of early settlement},
  author={B. Mcfadgen and P. Adds},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand},
  year={2019},
  volume={49},
  pages={459 - 473}
}
ABSTRACT Wairau Bar, possibly New Zealand's most significant archaeological site, is in a hazardous location. Since it was first settled, the site has several times been severely shaken by earthquakes and inundated by tsunamis. These events have impacted on the site's surroundings, on the archaeological remains in the site and possibly directly on the site's inhabitants. Observed impacts from the CE 1855 tsunami include demolition of buildings, scouring and fissuring of the ground surface, and… Expand
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