The Archaeology of Pouerua
Louise Furey, Douglas G. Sutton and Yvonne Marshall
This book in Pacific archaeology is the third to emerge from the Pouerua Project, a major archaeological initiative of the 1980s, studying the extensive pa (native village) site on and around the volcanic cone at Pouerua, Northland, New Zealand.
Focusing on the pa itself, The Archaeology of Pouerua explores the innovative attempt to use archaeological techniques to explore and understand socio-political processes. The investigation revealed the pa as a fluid site with different functions changing over time; not a place of permanent settlement but rather a visible sign of power and dominance.
This publication is without question one of the most important archaeological research statements on New Zealand pa. – Ian Barber, Asian Perspectives