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Prodigious Birds brings together the entire field of moa-related research, some 150 years of enquiry. The moa was a large flightless bird, hunted into extinction by the Maori tribes of New Zealand before the arrival of Europeans. Atholl Anderson brings an historical perspective to the development of moa research and its formative debates, analytical methods and results, reProdigious Birds brings together the entire field of moa-related research, some 150 years of enquiry. The moa was a large flightless bird, hunted into extinction by the Maori tribes of New Zealand before the arrival of Europeans. Atholl Anderson brings an historical perspective to the development of moa research and its formative debates, analytical methods and results, reviewing evidence from palaeontology, biology, archaeology, ethnography and history....

Title : Prodigious Birds: Moas and Moa-Hunting in New Zealand
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ISBN : 9780521352093
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Prodigious Birds: Moas and Moa-Hunting in New Zealand Reviews

  • Andrew Esposito
    2019-04-19 22:38

    I wrote this review on amazon.com fifteen years ago. It's one of my favourite reference books and still one of the best on the sad tale of the marvelous Moa of New Zealand.This volume is one that has been extensively researched and must rate as one of the best works on the Moa. Most species are covered and there is a lot of detail on distribution plus a variety of photographic and sketch representations of remains ie; bones, mummified 'bits and pieces' and egg shards. A lot of very detailed analysis of archaeological digs, as well as accounts from Maori records adds a lot of credibility to this excellent scientific report.