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Caroline Phillips | Archaeologist and researcher

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Dr Caroline Phillips has been involved in New Zealand archaeology for over forty years. Initially as a fieldworker, conducting surveys and excavations, principally on Maori sites. She followed up this practical work with academic qualifications, gaining her MA in 1987 with a thesis on the Karikari Peninsula, and PhD in 1994 with investigations along the Waihou River.

Caroline has lectured at The University of Auckland and Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, and co-directed many of the University of Auckland archaeology field schools. She has published academic books and articles, and presented conference papers and seminars, both locally and internationally. She also co-convened the Second Indigenous World Archaeological Inter-Congress.

Nowadays she divides her time between academic research, consultancy work in resource management and chairing the NZ Archaeological Professional Development workshops. She lives in the bush in the Waitakere Ranges.