This one is for you Helen, maybe you can elaborate more since this is a short article. Mar 4, 2005 A dig on the outskirts of Westport has revealed artefacts dating back to the 14th century. Archeologists are uncovering crucial information about New Zealand's first settlers and experts are describing the area as one of the country's most significant archeological sites. For students and archaeologists, the find is a field trip everyone is excited about. "Alot of these sites have been damaged through development or erosion or road building or something like that," says Chris Jacomb from the Historic Places Trust. The site - located at the mouth of the Buller river near Westport - is proving fruitful, with the archaeologists finding artefacts from around 650 years ago. "This provides us with a very strong tangible link from early sites here and their East Polynesia ancestors," says archeologist Richard Walter. The soil and tools will be DNA tested to see what else can be learnt. "We always like to have lots of questions," says Jacomb.