Lyman Museum offers one-of-a-kind presentation

  • Courtesy of ASM AFFILIATES Excavation unit on site.
  • Courtesy of ASM AFFILIATES Punalu‘unui Heiau on Hawaii Island.

Did you know a society for Hawaiian archaeology existed, much less has been instrumental in bringing together people, ideas and information to learn more about the prehistory of the Hawaiian Islands?

Hawaii’s rich archaeological heritage inspires a sense of place and a connection to the past for all who live in and visit these very special islands. Since 1980, the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology has promoted and stimulated interest and research in the archaeology of the Hawaiian Islands by serving as a bond among all who are interested in past peoples, environments and events.


The Lyman Museum hosts Benjamin Barna, the current president of the archaeology society, from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 11) and 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 12). He will talk about the past, present and future of archaeological research in the islands.

This one-of-a-kind presentation includes highlights from the history of archaeological research in the islands, a discussion of today’s challenges and unanswered questions and, most importantly perhaps, how everyone can get involved in research and the conservation of Hawaii’s wahi pana and archaeological sites.


Admission is free for museum members, $3 for nonmembers. Seating is limited.

For more information, call 935-5021 or visit

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