MAUNAKEA ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVENTORY SURVEY
The University of Hawaii retained PCSI to conduct a comprehensive inventory survey of the 11,288-acre Science Reserve located at the summit of Maunakea.
The Science Reserve is home to several of the world’s top observatories, as well as thousands of archaeological features of significance in Hawaiian culture. The severe environmental conditions on the 13,796-foot mountain limited field work to approximately 4-months per year. This, coupled with the lack of vehicle access in most study areas, required that survey efforts span a 5-year period .
PCSI mapped over 220 archaeological sites on the mountain and collected over 100 artifacts for laboratory analysis.