Houhora, 50 kilometres south of North Cape, is the site of a 14th-century Māori settlement. Archaeological excavations uncovered the remains of 44 fur seals, eight sea lions and seven elephant seals in a midden. This confirms that seals were once widespread around New Zealand coasts and an important food for Māori. The site of the excavation is to the left of the track leading up to the quarry.
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