Tag Archives: New Zealand

More tannur baking

By now I get to build replicas of ancient tannur bread ovens quite frequently. After my previous attempts in Mississippi and Israel, I should be quite practiced with it. Nevertheless, I have to say that the tannur oven we built … Continue reading

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The old and the new

I worked on construction sites for the past few weeks and spent a lot of my time in Christchurch neighbourhoods worst affected by the Canterbury Earthquakes. Everywhere around me, buildings were shattered, windows were patched up, fences shut of sites, … Continue reading

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Disaster Archaeology

Christchurch 2013: Subsequent to the earthquake on 22 February 2011 the building at 1 Plover Street, Christchurch, was demolished (Figure 1 and Figure 2). On 14 October 2013 the New Zealand Historic Places Trust issued an emergency authority (2014/353eq) under … Continue reading

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