2015 Archaeology Week

Aloha no kākou!

As we prepare for this year’s Society for Hawaiian Archaeology’s conference on the beautiful island of Kaua`i, from October 9-11th, we would also encourage participants, volunteers, and members of the public to submit an entry (or entries, if you feel so inclined) for the SHA Archaeology Week Poster Competition.

This year’s conference theme is Kulāiwi: Repositioning our Identity in the Present. In the words of Dr. Keao NeSmith:

“The 2015 Society for Hawaiian Archaeology annual conference examines the role of identity within the work of archaeology. 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.”

The winner will receive a one-year SHA individual membership, and have their poster design printed and distributed to all SHA conference participants. Posters must follow the theme for the 2015 SHA annual conference, Kulāiwi: Repositioning our Identity in the Present. Poster designs must be 18 x 24 inches in size and have either a portrait or landscape orientation. Selection of the winning design will be based on composition and thematic interpretation.

Deadline for entries is Monday, August 31st, 2015. Submit entries electronically to Ms. Regina K. Hilo, Archaeology Week kako`o, at archaeologyweek@hawaiianarchaeology.org. If you have any questions, please reach Regina at the above email address.

E alu like kākou i ka pāleo aku pāleo mai ā `āha`i ka lei o ka lanakila. Let us engage in moving the conversation forward, and seize on the lei of accomplishment.