Ronald Jack Scarlett
Date of Birth  :
1911
Place of Birth  :
New Zealand
Country  :
New Zealand
Field of Expertise  :
PaleoZoologist
Educational background  :
BA at Canterbury in 1938
Skinnerís anthropology course at Otago University in 1949
Acheivements / Contributions  :

1950 he joined Canterbury Museum as a recorder of collections
on was a founder member of the New Zealand Archaeological Association and the founder editor of the New Zealand Archaeological Association Newsletter He became notable for his excavations over many decades on several paleontological deposits on New Zealand like Te Aute, Lake Poukawa, or the Pyramid Valley swamp where he unearthed and described the fossil remains of a Late Quaternary avifauna including bones of the Eyles' Harrier (Circus eylesi), the New Zealand Owlet-nightjar, the Scarlett's Duck (which was named by Storrs L. Olson), and the Hodgens' Waterhen.

Source: Ronald Jack Scarlett

Bibliography  :
Excavations at Waitara. New Zealand Archaeological Association Newsletter<br />