Dear SHA Members,

We are pleased to announce that after a brief hiatus, production is now underway for Volume 15 of Hawaiian Archaeology. This issue features 2 editorials, 5 research articles, and 3 book reviews. Please see the below table of contents for a preview. 

We are now also accepting submissions for Volume 16 (2022), with a formal call for submissions to follow soon.

While all are welcome to submit to Hawaiian Archaeologyonly SHA members with active memberships will receive a copy of Volume 15. Please remember that membership dues renew at the start of each calendar year. To make sure you receive a copy of our latest issue, renew your membership by March 1, 2021.


Jillian Swift & William Belcher

Editors, Hawaiian Archaeology




Lei Niho Palaoa and Digital Tools to Safeguard Against the Illicit Use of Ancient DNA

Keolu Fox

Archaeology of Poverty (ʻIlihune) in the Hawaiian Islands

Mark D. McCoy

Research Articles

The Passive Side of Conflict Archaeology: The 2016 to 2019 Excavations of a POW Mess Hall in the Honouliuli Internment POW Camp, Island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi

William R. Belcher

Quantitative Analysis of Shell Material Collected from the South Point Dune Site During the 1953-1958 Excavations

Michael J. Oras

An Overview of Digitally Documenting Surface and Subterranean Sites at the U.S. Armyʻs Pōhakuloa Training Area, Hawaiʻi

Ted Parsons

Status and Gender in Hawaiian House Complexes

Kirsten Garwood Vacca and Michael J. Kolb

Prehistory of the Saddle Region of Hawaiʻi Island

Charles M. Langlas

Book Reviews

JoAnna Poblete, Balancing the Tides: Marine Practices in American Samoa

Reviewed by Kylie Tuitavuki

Sam Low, Hawaiki Rising: Hōkūleʻa, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance

Reviewed by Maris Kamalu

Mark D. McCoy, Maps for Time Travelers: How Archaeologists Use Technology to Bring Us Closer To the Past

Reviewed by Kepa Lyman

Author: Angus

Communications Secretary and Webmaster of Society for Hawaiian Archaeology