Thursday, February 16, 2006


HAWAII: UH To Host Maritime Archaeology And History Symposium Feb 18-20


Pacific Magazine
February 13, 2006

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Marine Option Program (MOP) and Department of Anthropology announces the 17th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai‘i and the Pacific, to be held February 18-20 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Our Voyaging Ancestors.” More than 20 presentations are scheduled, including studies of Pacific voyaging, the Mahukona Harbor steamship site, World War II archaeology in Australia and the tourism potential of archaeology sites.

Nainoa Thompson, navigator and sail master of the double-hulled canoe Hokule`a, will give the keynote speech for the conference. The conference will also include a field trip to Mahukona Harbor and nearby heiau.

This symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Hawai`i at Hilo Department of Anthropology and Marine Option Program and the Maritime Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands Foundation (MAHHI).

For more information or to register for the symposium, visit


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