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Entomology Holdings

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 [...]


Archaeology Database

Our three newest databases include the Ho‘omaka Hou Research Initiative Online Fishhook Database, the Hawaiian Archaeological Survey (HAS) Database, and the Rapa Nui Interactive Radiocarbon Database. The Ho‘omaka Hou Research Initiative Online Fishhook Database contains over 4,000 fishhooks from cultural sites in Ka‘u, Hawai‘i Island, that were excavated during the 1950s. The HAS Database includes [...]

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Archaeology Holdings

The Anthropology Department houses a diverse collection of archaeological materials recovered from the Hawaiian Islands, as well as over 50 islands and archipelagos throughout Oceania. The Museum’s Ethnology Collection, once managed alongside the Archaeology Collection, are now administered by the Ethnology Department. Bishop Museum’s archaeology program emerged out of ethnographic and archaeological work conducted in [...]

2017-06-05T12:06:27+00:00Archaeology Collection Tab|

Archaeology History

The Anthropology Department has undergone many changes since its establishment early in the history of Bishop Museum. In the late 1960s, Department staff formed a contract archaeology division, which was subsequently reorganized into the Archaeological Research Group (ARG). Later reabsorbed into the Anthropology Department, the collections and research produced by Bishop Museum’s contract archaeology program [...]

2017-06-05T12:06:28+00:00Archaeology Collection Tab|