Cultural & Environmental Resource Management

ABOUT US

ʻĀina Archaeology is the unique alternative to standard cultural resource management in Hawaiʻi.

We formed our practice to fulfill a kuleana (privilege and responsibility) to care for Hawaiʻi’s cultural and natural resources. We utilize an innovative blend of traditional epistemologies with the latest scientific technologies and research techniques to push the boundaries of best practices and achieve excellence in our endeavors. We take pride in our commitment to Our Values that are the basis on which we operate. Our pioneering methodologies and firm commitment to our values enables us to implement creative solutions for all your historic preservation needs.

Kamoa Quitevis
Managing Partner

Kamoa Quitevis has over fifteen years of experience in the field, working most recently with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as its Land Culture and History Research Manager.  At OHA, he conducted extensive archival research and advocacy work and led the development of complex data systems, Archaeological Reconnaissance and Inventory Studies, Ethnographic Studies, Traditional Cultural Properties Studies, Cultural Impact Assessments, and Cultural Plans.  Prior to OHA, he spent three years working at project sites as a field director for a multi-state environmental consulting firm.  Kamoa received his B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu.  He also completed eight years of service with the U.S. Navy.

Tanya L. Lee-Greig
Partner/Principal Investigator

Tanya L. Lee-Greig has over seventeen years of experience working in cultural preservation, archaeology, and anthropology.  She spent the early part of her career on Kaho‘olawe, where she was a lead member of the historic preservation team for the U.S. Navy’s Kaho‘olawe Ordnance Clearance Project.  She has overseen a broad scope of cultural resource management projects, including archaeological monitoring programs, archaeological data recovery, and development of treatment and preservation plans for both burial and non-burial sites in Maui County.  Tanya received her M.A. Anthropology, with an emphasis on Archaeology, from Colorado State University.  She also has a B.A. in History from Western State College in Colorado.

OUR SERVICES

‘Āina Archaeology serves individuals, communities, businesses, and government agencies to protect, preserve, and perpetuate Hawai‘i’s ancestral assets. Our practice blends traditional Hawaiian land management techniques with contemporary methods of conservation and historic preservation.

Our solutions leverage a project’s unique relationship with culture and place.  It’s an approach that provides more meaningful value for the client today, and a truer record of history for Hawai‘i tomorrow.

Archaeological Inventory Survey

Cultural Impact Assessments

Traditional Cultural Property Study

Archaeological Preservation Plans

Burial Treatment Plans

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Data Recovery

Monitoring

‘Āina Archaeology can  provide consultation services and historic preservation assistance for both State and Federal Projects that are subject to compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) under Section 106 and the federal Department of Transportation Act Section 4f.

OUR VALUES

These values are the foundation on which ʻĀina Archaeology stands. We strive to reach the ideals of each value in every facet of our work from the selection, implementation and completion of every project we engage in. These traditional values are applied to achieve contemporary solutions to achieve the collective goals of our clients and the communities we work in.

CONTACT US

725 Kapi‘olani Blvd, 4th Floor
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813
(808) 593-3020

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