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"Te Maketu" is a short computer animation depicting what the Maori pa site built around the mid 1840s may have looked like during its time of occupation.

The remnant earthworks and pit features indicate a defended site over an area about 200 metres long.

The pa was last occupied directly before the Waikato Wars and was taken by the Europeans early in the war.

Today the pa site is covered in native bush. However, surface archaeological features such as kumara storage pits and bank and ditch defences are clearly visible in the landscape.

"Te Maketu" Film Still
"Te Maketu" Film Still"Te Maketu" Film Still
Archeological research and 3D modeling provided by Geometria Ltd.
Texturing, animation, camera, lighting and compositing by Handbird Productions.

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