Research-focused excavations by Bishop Museum archaeologists in other areas of the Pacific, including French Polynesia, Tonga, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands significantly added to our understanding of Pacific migration, settlement, and cultural history and also greatly enlarged the Archaeology Collection. This collection continues to be researched as part of the Ho‘omaka Hou Research Initiative, which [...]
“Compared to most other animals in the kingdom, snails receive scant love..."
We will have a deep partial solar eclipse in the Hawaiian Islands on the afternoon on March 8, 2016. In a partial solar eclipse, the moon passes between the earth and the sun and blocks part of the sun’s disk. At the maximum of this March 8 eclipse, at 5:37 p.m. Hawai‘i Standard Time, about [...]
From the center out, the species included are...
Goliath beetle - whole and disarticulated.
Lepidoptera is a large order of insects that includes both butterflies and moths.
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The collection holds large but unknown numbers of endangered, threatened and extinct species. For virtually all arthropods, not enough research has been completed to even begin listing endangered or threatened species. So this is a critical resource for understanding the previous working of and future problems associated with the disruption of natural processes. One example is [...]
The Treasured Mahiole (feathered helmet) and ‘Ahu ‘Ula (feathered cloak) of Kalani‘ōpu‘u Return to Hawai‘i Honolulu, HI – In 1779, the chief of Hawai‘i Island, Kalani‘ōpu‘u, who traced his regal line to the great chief Līloa of Waipiʻo, greeted an English captain named James Cook after his ship made port in Kealakekua Bay. As [...]