Mission Statement

The Society for Hawaiian Archaeology is a registered tax-exempt organization established in 1980 to:

  • Promote and stimulate interest and research in the archaeology of the Hawaiian Islands
  • Encourage a more rational public appreciation of the aims and limitations of archaeological research
  • Serve as a bond among those interested in Hawaiian archaeology, both professionals and non-professionals, and aid in directing their efforts into more scientific channels as well as encourage the publication of their results
  • Advocate and assist in the conservation of archaeological data
  • Discourage unethical commercialism in the archaeological field and work for its elimination.

The Society’s journal¬†Hawaiian Archaeology¬†was established in 1984.

Members of the Society agree to support the principles of the organization. For more information, please see the Constitution and Code of By-Laws By-Laws of the Society.