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Conference T-Shirt Design Contest

Aloha,

We are eager to solicit creative graphic t-shirt expressions of this year’s theme for the annual Society of Hawaiian Archaeology conference on the island of Kaua’i. In order to solicit entries, we are sponsoring a t-shirt contest. The graphic designs should be amenable to silkscreening on a standard t-shirt, and may include a front design, back design, or both. The t-shirt design will provide a memorable wearable expression of this year’s conference. The design should emanate the theme of this year’s conference, and we look forward to creative submittals. Our theme:
Kulāiwi: Repositioning our Identity in the Present

The 2015 Society of Hawaiian Archaeology annual conference examines the role of identity within the work of archaeology. Like the island of Kaua’i, identity is shaped by numerous forces. Kaua’i’s traditions are revealed in the everyday activities of its people and their knowledge of the contours of the land – its climates and micro-climates, the movement of the ocean – and are reflected in the characteristics of its people: rugged, yet flexible; possessive, yet sharing; knowledgeable, yet curious about many aspects of what went on before their generation.

The work of archaeology is an essential part of satisfying Kaua’i people’s desires to know about themselves and their surroundings more intimately as they examine their own family histories and those attributes that make Kaua’i culture unique. Kulāiwi’ centers the thinking of people everywhere on their ‘piko’, the focal point of what connects them to their identity. There is a direct correlation between this knowledge and how one formulates and reformulates their definition of themselves. The work of archaeology, therefore, is access to not only our past, but ourselves today.   -Dr. Keao NeSmith
The t-shirt that best illustrates this theme will be chosen by the SHA conference committee, and the artist will be given free registration to the conference, as well as the distinction of clothing the numerous participants in the conference with a unique and distinctive t-shirt.
Please submit your artistic designs to us by September 10, 2015. The graphic may be provided via an attachment to email at sha2015conference@hawaiianarchaeology.org
Mahalo for sharing your talent.
SHA Conference Committee

Abstract Deadline Extended!

We are excited about the abstracts that have been submitted for this year’s SHA conference, and the level of interest that is being demonstrated by the community. Due to requests for additional time to submit abstracts, we are extending the deadline for abstracts until the end of the month, August 31. This year’s theme:
Kulāiwi: Repositioning our Identity in the Present

The 2015 Society of Hawaiian Archaeology annual conference examines the role of identity within the work of archaeology. Like the island of Kaua’i, identity is shaped by numerous forces. Kaua’i’s traditions are revealed in the everyday activities of its people and their knowledge of the contours of the land – its climates and micro-climates, the movement of the ocean – and are reflected in the characteristics of its people: rugged, yet flexible; possessive, yet sharing; knowledgeable, yet curious about many aspects of what went on before their generation. 

The work of archaeology is an essential part of satisfying Kaua’i people’s desires to know about themselves and their surroundings more intimately as they examine their own family histories and those attributes that make Kaua’i culture unique. Kulāiwi’ centers the thinking of people everywhere on their ‘piko’, the focal point of what connects them to their identity. There is a direct correlation between this knowledge and how one formulates and reformulates their definition of themselves. The work of archaeology, therefore, is access to not only our past, but ourselves today.   -Dr. Keao NeSmith
The link to submit abstracts can be found on the SHA website: http://hawaiianarchaeology.org/2015-conference/submit-abstract/
Please email us with any questions at sha2015conference@hawaiianarchaeology.org
Registration and field trip itinerary information will be forthcoming.
We are looking forward to seeing you on Kaua’i!
Aloha,
SHA Conference Committee

2015 Archaeology Week Poster Contest!

Announcing the poster conference for the 2015 Archaeology Week. Submissions are due August 31st, 2015. Full details can be found here.

Draft SOPs for Archaeology

The State Historic Preservation Division is in the process of revising their Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for both Review & Compliance and Survey & Inventory for Archaeology.  Below, please find links to the SOPs and associated Appendices.  Comments may be submitted to the Archaeology Branch Chief, Theresa Donham, at theresa.k.donham@hawaii.gov, through December 15, 2014.

 

Draft Review and Compliance SOP

Draft Survey and Inventory SOP

Draft Survey and Inventory SOP Appendices:

Appendix A – Field Forms

Appendix B – Contexts

Appendix C – Site Database Instructions

Appendix D – Geodatabase Instructions

Appendix E – AIS Guidelines

Appendix F – Report Submittal Form

Appendix G – Report Database Instructions

 

Vote on Archaeology Week Poster!

Vote for your favorite Archaeology Week poster design by sending an email to Maria Orr (kaimi@lava.net). Please do not auto-respond to the SHA list.

We have limited time, so all votes must be in by 3 pm Thursday, Sept 18. Note, final editing and addition of sponsor logos will occur after selection.

If you or your firm would like to help sponsor the winning poster, let Maria know and we will be in touch.

 

Option 1

 

 

Option 2

 

Conference Registration Now Available!

Registration for the 2014 conference is now available here!

Archaeology Week Poster Competition Deadline is Aug. 31

The SHA Archaeology Week Poster Competition Deadline is on August 31.  Archaeology Week has been defunct for many years and the SHA is asking for your kokua.  Would you please consider submitting a poster idea?

Imagine an inspiring scene for our SHA Archaeology Week poster and win a SHA individual membership for one year!  Posters must follow the theme for the 2014 SHA annual conference, which is “Hilo ‘ia ke aho o ka ‘ike: Na kākou ke kuleana e noi‘i noelo aku i ka ‘ike kupuna (Braided are the cords of knowledge: It is our responsibility to search for ancestral wisdom).”  Poster designs must be 18 x 24 inches in size and can have either a portrait or landscape orientation.

Selection of the winning poster design will be based on an initial sketch and concept description, which are dueAugust 31, 2014. Please submit entries either electronically or in hard copy (call for the address) to Maria “Kaimi” Orr, Archaeology Week Chair, at (808) 375-3317, or Theresa K. Donham, Co-chair, at tkdonham@msn.com. Please be sure to provide contact information so we can confirm receipt of your materials.

Mahalo nui loa for your consideration,

Arleen

SHA Public Relations Chair

Call for Papers for 2014 SHA Conference

Call for Papers now open!  Visit the following link for more information:

http://hawaiianarchaeology.org/2014-conference/call-for-papers-2014/

GS-0193-09 Archeologist Position at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

This position is located in the Resource Management Division at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on the Island of Hawaii. The incumbent will carry out a range of duties in support of cultural resource management in one or more park units in West Hawaii where cultural and archeological resources are predominant. The incumbent will coordinate and implement cultural resource projects based on knowledge of Hawaiian history, pre-contact history, and knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of archeology and cultural resource management in the Hawaiian Islands. Please use the following link for more information and applying for the position.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364673900

SHA Workshop on Identification of Faunal and Human Remains

The Society for Hawaiian Archaeology will be holding the second in its series of workshops meant to update member’s knowledge of current practices and thinking on topics important to conducting archaeology in Hawai‘i and elsewhere.

Title: Identification of Faunal and Human Remains

Presenters: Tim Rieth and Adam Lauer, International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc. (IARII)

Date and Time: April 4, 2014 (Friday), 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

Location: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Dean Hall, Room 210 (Archeology Lab)

Parking: Suggestion: Find street parking if possible. It is cheaper than on campus parking cost at $6.00

Registration: Send Email to: standardsandethics@hawaiianarchaeology.org. Room Limited to 20 People due to lab workstations
First 20 members registering will receive confirmation emails; others will be notified that the workshop is full and put on waiting list if requested.

Note: Food and Beer: There will be a food and beer gathering after the presentation to encourage further discussion among participating members (supplies are not infinite). Location will be announced later.

Check SHA Website: When possible, information presented or distributed during presentations will be made available on the SHA website.

Please let us know if there are other topics you would like to see addressed in future workshops or if you would like to be a presenter or coordinator on a particular topic (i.e., multiple discussants on a single topic).