THE MOA WAS RADIOACTIVE

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Year

1962

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

202

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Unknown type, XX minutes

Viewing copies

16mm film-W3471/r/54 (4K30) W3471/r/55 (4K30a) MAORI ARTS AND CULTURE No. 1 (CARVING AND DECORATION)

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NFU Film Information Sheet No. 202 Cat. Refs. 1965-S p.7; 1967-68 p.23; 1973 p.36. Colour 7 mins. 35mm 637 ft. A New Zealand method of radio-carbon-dating and its application to archaeology. The age of that huge extinct flightless bird, the Giant Moa can be found by comparing the radio-activity of its bones with that of wood of known age. Viewing copies: 16mm film-W3471/r/54 (4K30) W3471/r/55 (4K30a) MAORI ARTS AND CULTURE No. 1 (CARVING AND DECORATION)

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