Our Own Society for Hawaiian Archaeology

February 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St. Hilo HI 96720

SHA TpocketEvening Presentation:

Confess it: Did you know such a Society existed, much less has been instrumental in bringing together people, ideas, and information to learn more about the prehistory of our Islands? From monumental heiau and lo‘i systems, to individual petroglyphs and windbreak shelters constructed of just a few stones, Hawai‘i’s rich archaeological heritage inspires a sense of place and a connection to our past for all who live in and visit these very special islands. Since 1980, the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology has promoted and stimulated interest and research in the archaeology of the Hawaiian Islands by serving as a bond among all who are interested in our past peoples, environments, and events.

This one-of-a-kind presentation includes highlights from the history of archaeological research in our Islands, a discussion of today’s challenges and unanswered questions—and, most importantly perhaps, how you (as citizen scientists!) can get involved in research and the conservation of Hawai‘i’s wahi pana and archaeological sites. Join Dr. Benjamin Barna, current President of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, as he talks about the past, present, and future of Hawaiian archaeology, on either of two occasions: Monday evening, February 11, or the following afternoon, February 12.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!