Archaeology and science

The application of scientific techniques is revealing hitherto unknown secrets from history through the analysis of artefacts and fossils. It is also providing new ways for museum practitioners to conserve and repair precious artefacts and taonga.
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100-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica Is ‘Almost’ Edible - NAT GEO ARTICLE. British explorer Robert Falcon Scott likely brought the cake with him to Antarctica, where it's stayed in "excellent condition."

100-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica Is ‘Almost’ Edible - NAT GEO ARTICLE. British explorer Robert Falcon Scott likely brought the cake with him to Antarctica, where it's stayed in "excellent condition."

Changing perspectives upon Māori colonisation voyaging.  Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand Volume 47, 2017 - Issue 3: Special issue: The 150-year voyage of the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand: from colonial beginnings to an electronic world  Atholl Anderson - ACADEMIC PAPER.

Changing perspectives upon Māori colonisation voyaging. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand Volume 47, 2017 - Issue 3: Special issue: The 150-year voyage of the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand: from colonial beginnings to an electronic world Atholl Anderson - ACADEMIC PAPER.

The value of early collections - VIDEO. Te Papa holds the plant collections of Sir Joseph Banks, Daniel Solander and William Colenso, 3 of New Zealand’s earliest botanists. Dr Patrick Brownsey explains the significance and value of these collections.

The value of early collections - VIDEO. Te Papa holds the plant collections of Sir Joseph Banks, Daniel Solander and William Colenso, 3 of New Zealand’s earliest botanists. Dr Patrick Brownsey explains the significance and value of these collections.

Rooms in Giza Pyramid Found Via Non-Invasive Techniques

Rooms in Giza Pyramid Found Via Non-Invasive Techniques - Out of the Box Science

Antarctica hut data - science data — Science Learning Hub

Antarctica hut data - science data — Science Learning Hub

Saving the historic huts - TEACHING RESOURCE. Roberta Farrell has been working in huts since 1997. Not just any old huts – Roberta is one of a multinational team (K021) who has conducted research at Antarctica’s historic huts, built by explorers like Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton in the early 20th century.

Saving the historic huts - TEACHING RESOURCE. Roberta Farrell has been working in huts since 1997. Not just any old huts – Roberta is one of a multinational team (K021) who has conducted research at Antarctica’s historic huts, built by explorers like Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton in the early 20th century.

Antarctic historic huts - TEACHING RESOURCE. Antarctica has long been a location of intrigue and adventure – even before humans were sure it actually existed. People predicted the location of a vast southern continent to ‘balance’ the Arctic land mass.

Antarctic historic huts - TEACHING RESOURCE. Antarctica has long been a location of intrigue and adventure – even before humans were sure it actually existed. People predicted the location of a vast southern continent to ‘balance’ the Arctic land mass.

Revolutionary 3D scene scanner - NEWS ITEM. It seems that 3D is the way of the future and not just for movie-goers. A hand-held 3D scanner developed by IRL scientists is set to change the way many industries do things.

Revolutionary 3D scene scanner - NEWS ITEM. It seems that 3D is the way of the future and not just for movie-goers. A hand-held 3D scanner developed by IRL scientists is set to change the way many industries do things.

EXTRACTING ANCIENT DNA - TEACHING RESOURCE. Museums worldwide hold large collections of preserved specimens of living things. In well preserved specimens, the cell nucleus contains DNA that scientists can extract and use for experimentation. This DNA is known as ancient DNA.

EXTRACTING ANCIENT DNA - TEACHING RESOURCE. Museums worldwide hold large collections of preserved specimens of living things. In well preserved specimens, the cell nucleus contains DNA that scientists can extract and use for experimentation. This DNA is known as ancient DNA.

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