Ka`ehu


Location: Kahului, Hawaii, United States

Season: 
Friday, May 20, 2011 to Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 6, 2011

Program Type

Field school

Affiliation:

University of Hawai`i-Maui College and New York Unveristy

Project Director:

Janet Six, UH-MC; Pamela Crabtree, and Doug Camapana, NYU

Project Description

The area known as Ka`ehu (`ehu = spray, foam or mist) lies just below two important cultural features on the landscape -  Haleki`i and Pihana heiau on the Island of Maui  Lying on lithified sand dune to the west of the `Iao stream, these two heiau luakini  (temples to the War God Ku) have important links to famous personages.  Situated immediately above Ka`ehu, this area was the home to the important chiefs and chiefess of Maui for centuries.   Now a 10-acre park the Halekiʻi-Pihana heiau complex overlooks the fertile expanse of Nā Wai ʻEhā ('Four Waters') region irrigated by the Wailuku, Waikapu, Waihe`e and Waiehu streams.  In pre-contact Hawai`i water equaled wealth so it is not surprising the royalty of Maui chose this fecund, verdant landscape for their home. 
FIELD SCHOOL ACTIVITES: PHASE I – INITIAL SURVEY
Students will: conduct a comprehensive pedestrian survey to identify cultural features such as ancient lokoi`a (fishponds) and lo`i kalo (taro patches); create a detailed base map using GPS, GIS and other mapping equipment; import modern and historic maps into a GIS database; help oversee and monitor the removal of invasive species in culturally sensitive areas of the site; map in new cultural features as they are uncovered; and work with native Hawaiian lineal descendants, cultural practitioners and other experts to identify archaeological features for future restoration.

Period(s) of Occupation: Pre and Post contact Hawaii

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3 weeks

Minimum age: 
18

Experience required: 
no

Room and Board Arrangements

<p>Two students per room.&nbsp; Kulanaa&#39;o Student Housing is walking distance to dig site, stores, shops, ammenities and is across the street from the beach.&nbsp;&nbsp; Meals will be prepared family style in a shared kitchen.&nbsp; Eight students maximum (four per unit).&nbsp; Each unit has it&#39;s own bath and kitchen. WiFi is included. On island transportation is provided via the Maui Bus</p>
Cost: 
$1045 for three weeks

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
University of Hawaii-Maui College
Number of credits offered 4
Tuition: 
$1,425

Location

Contact Information
Janet Six
UH-Maui College, 310 Kaahumanu Ave.
Kahului
Hawaii
USA
96732
Telephone: 
808 344 0566