Re: gastroliths and gizzard stones

Jacqueline Craig (jacqueline.craig@STONEBOW.OTAGO.AC.NZ)
Wed, 13 Jul 1994 16:10:37 +0000

New Zealand archaeologists come across a fair number of gizzard stones from
Moa, quite often in fairly large amounts. They are usually found in areas
where the Moa were butchered, as the heads and necks were not used, and
quite often left behind when the rest of the carcass was transported
elsewhere. If anyone is interested I can try and find a few references (if
any) on Moa gizzard stones. Cheers

Jacqueline Craig
Anthropology Dept., University of Otago
P.O. Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand