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2022 Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Conference

September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022

$80 – $170


Pūpūkahi i Holomua: Unite to Move Forward
2022 Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Conference
September 30 to October 2
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, O‘ahu, Hawaiʻi


This year’s conference theme, Pūpūkahi i Holomua, can be translated into English as “unite to move forward.” Although there are many things we can accomplish alone, this ōlelo no‘eau teaches us that together, we can better move forward to achieve shared goals. After the hardships collectively experienced over the past couple of years, the objective of this year’s Annual SHA Conference is simply to come together, reconnect, and share ideas so we may continue to work together in the field of archaeology in Hawai‘i. We hope this is an exciting opportunity to not only see old faces, but also to build relationships with individuals who are new to the field or share mutual interests in Wahi Kūpuna Stewardship.

The conference committee has invited Kali’uokapa’akai Collective to provide the Keynote Address. The Conference will broadly cover to the following topics:

  • Community Archaeology and Public Engagement
  • General Topics in Hawaiian Archaeology and Historic Preservation
  • Contemporary Issues in Archaeology in Hawai‘i and the broader region of Oceania

Important Notes

If you are interested in volunteering to lead a huaka‘i or workshop during Archaeology Week or would like to volunteer to help at the conference, please contact the Conference Planning Committee. Receive FREE admission when you Volunteer for 3 Shifts. We will contact you with your volunteer time-slots.


  • Same day parking must be purchased at the Bishop Museum. The cost is $3 on Friday, $5 Saturday and $5 Sunday ($13 for all 3 days). Unless you have a Bishop Museum membership which allows for free parking. NOTE: The Bishop does not accept cash, only card payments.
  • Street parking – is available, but limited.

Luau on Saturday October 1, 2022
The Luau is covered in Member and Non-Member Registration. If you plan to only attend the Luau, just purchase the Luau ticket.

Food and Beverage Preferences Form

Mandatory For All Attendees to Fill out This Form (opens in new tab)

Please fill out this form above so we can track food preferences and allergies as well as track how much alcohol we need to have. In the case of food allergies, we recommend that you bring your own food since we cannot guarantee that there has been no cross-contamination of food products provided by the caterers.

Same-Day “At-The-Door” Tickets

While tickets will be available for purchase during the conference at the door, depending on availability. All tickets will be marked up $30 from their current prices. So get your tickets today!


Bishop Museum Behind the Scenes Archaeology Collections Tour, Friday (9/30)

Join the Bishop Museum Archaeology Collections staff for a behind the scenes tour on Friday 9/30, at 10:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m.

Register for the 10:00 a.m. museum tour here:

Register for the 3:00 p.m. tour museum here:


Kamananui Valley, Moanalua Ahupua‘a, Friday (9/30) @ 9:00 a.m.

Join David W. Shideler for a short (2 to 2.5 hr) walking tour of Kamananui Valley, Moanalua Ahupuaʻa. This huakaʻi will take you up to the Pōhaku ka Luahine Petroglyph Boulder with stops at the “Ka Neoku,” Douglas Damon’s Mountain House and the May Damon House Site. Topics of discussion will include preservation of rock art and historic sites, the history of Moanalua, and insights into whether the carrying-capacity of the land was reached in pre-Contact times.


About the guide: David W. Shideler of Cultural Surveys Hawaiʻi has been hiking in Kamananui Valley for over fifty years and is actively working on archaeological and cultural studies in support of a DLNR Kamananui-Kamanaiki Valleys Management Plan Project.

Register for Kamananui tour here:


Pālehua Tour, Honouliuli Ahupua‘a, Friday (9/30) @ 9:00 a.m.

Join McD on a guided tour of archaeological sites that were part of ancestral Hawaiian life on Pālehua mountain. The tour is expected to last until 1:00 p.m. Along the way, participants will discuss relationships with the landscape across the ahupua‘a and life on the mountain. Participants will take a break for lunch and a discussion. All participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch.

Register for Pālehua Tour here:




September 30, 2022
October 2, 2022
$80 – $170
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Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96817
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