Archaeology is the discovery, recovery and interpretation of the surviving evidence of past human activity in its context in or above the ground. Archaeological sites are distinguished from other heritage sites because they are relics of our past.
Search the Register
The Register online includes entries for registered historic places and historic areas, but not for those registered as wahi tapu. Each entry includes general registration information, and many include images and a short history.
Heritage Explorer - an education resource for teachers
This resource supports teachers of year 1 to 10 students (curriculum levels 1-5). Linking with the New Zealand Curriculum - from a social studies perspective - it explores ways to develop understanding about heritage, why it's important, how ‘our places’ contribute to our concept of heritage and identity, and why heritage is worth preserving.