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UH Hilo: Collaborative Archaeological Field School

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Kailua-Kona, HI


Monday, June 20, 2016 (all day)


We are pleased to announce a collaborative indigenous archaeological field school on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.

We test excavated last summer at Maluaka, part of the South Kona agricultural field system. The site features stone terraces, planting pits, house platforms, underground drainage canals, and even built mounds which we think were observation posts. The site has also produced artifacts, including volcanic glass, digging stick points, and grooved adzes. 

The credit costs have been announced by the University of Hawai`i at Hilo, which is hosting the field school. In-state cost for the 4 credit field course is $1152 ($288 per credit), while out of state is $1628 ($407 per credit).  

Registration opens April 1

There is a free roofed camping facility with showers and bathrooms for our exclusive use.

Contact Information

Event Contact: Jack Rossen
Email: jrossen@ithaca.edu

University of Hawai‘i Alumni