Its Official! Governor David Ige has proclaimed the week of September 26 to October 2, 2021 as Hawai`i Archaeology Week. Thereby recognizing the importance of our State’s cultural heritage and archaeology.
Check back at the following link in September 2021 to see the proclamation: David Y. Ige | Proclamations (hawaii.gov)
Archaeology week is part of a program to increase public awareness of archaeology that various nations around the world. SHA will be coming out soon with a list of activities and field trips during this week. But also, check out the Youth Poster Contest: 2021 Archaeology Week & Poster Contest – Society for Hawaiian Archaeology
We encourage everyone to ask your local government to recognize the last week of September as Hawaiʻi Archaeology Week as part of a statewide effort to encourage respect, appreciation and a better understanding of Hawaiʻi’s diverse cultural heritage.
Archaeology Week Culminates in the Annual Conference on October 2 & 3. Consider presenting a paper and submitting an abstract. We are also accepting nominations for different awards this year. To Submit an abstract or nomination for an award send an email to SHAconference2021@gmail.com
For more information about Archaeology Week and the 2021 SHA Conference go here: 2021 Annual Conference – Society for Hawaiian Archaeology
Here is the full announcement from the Governor’s office: