Taia dendroglyphs

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The second largest group of Chatham dendroglyphs is Taia dendroglyphs.

During the review and counting in November – December 1998 (1) here was found 21 tree with 26 carvings. Researchers though were not convinced that they found all trees – there might be more.

Taia nature reserve area was fenced to prevent grazing in the late 1970s – early 1980s.

In the late 1940s here were found 49 carvings (2).

Main article about Chatham Island dendroglyphs with more information: Hapupu dendroglyphs.

References

  1. Fraser W. Jopson and Craig R. McKibbin, Moriori tree carvings. Close-range photogrammetic record and survey, Department of Conservation, September 2000. Accessed 06.01.11.
  2. Christina Jefferson, The Dendroglyphs of the Chatham Islands, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, Vol 64, No 4, pp. 367 – 441, 1955. Accessed 06.01.11.

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Taia dendroglyphs -43.874326, -176.407349  Taia dendroglyphs
Coordinates: 43.8743 S 176.4073 W
Categories: Prehistoric and ancient inscriptions
Values: Archaeology
Rating: (2 / 5)
Address: Australia and Oceania, Polynesia, New Zealand, Chatham Islands, north – east Rehoa, Taia Reserve between the sea and Te Whanga Lagoon

Wonders of Chatham Islands

Mangere Islands, Chatham Islands
Mangere Islands / Dave Houston, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0
Like many remote islands of the Pacific ocean, Chatham islands are endowed with many unique species of plants and animals. But the greatest international acclaim have acquired unique monuments of culture – dendroglyphs which were created by Moriori people in the 16th – 19th centuries. Mysterious dendroglyphs as well as some petroglyph sites serve as a testimony of this interesting culture.

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