|For information in 2008 and beyond, including current field schools, please visit the new HARP pages at:
Welcome to the Hawai'i Archaeological Research Project (HARP). This is collaborative effort involving archaeologists at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, the University of New Mexico, the University of Auckland (New Zealand), San Jose State University, and several other institutions from the United States (University of Washington, University of California Berkeley, University of Wisconsin). There are two related objectives of this program:
Our research in Kohala, part of a recently completed NSF Biocomplexity Project, has focused on the western part of the district and in the uplands where a large dryland agricultural system has been preserved. This work has involved archaeologists, modelers, and natural scientists in an effort to better understand the dynamics and sustainability of traditional agricultural systems in Hawai'i. See RESEARCH for a description of the different topics that are being investigated under the rubric of HARP.
HARP is now coordinating the fieldwork activities of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the windward valleys of Kohaha. And we are participating in a new three year NSF funded Human Dynamics archaeological and paleoecological project. For interested individuals, we will offer a six week archaeological field training program and also a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program (NSF-REU) annually from 2006-2008. If you are interested in either program, please see TRAINING.