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.