Thousands of archaeologists gather in Honolulu


Thousands of archaeologists gather in Honolulu

HONOLULU (AP) — Archaeologists from around the world are gathering in Honolulu this weekend for an annual convention.

About 3,400 people are attending the Society of American Archaeology’s meeting at the Hawaii Convention Center on the edge of Waikiki.

The group’s 78th annual conference is expected to generate $16 million in visitor spending and $1.5 million tax revenue for Hawaii.

The conference features 170 organized sessions and a dozen forums.

Attendees plan excursions to the Joint POW/MIA Command’s laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Lyon Arboretum and Bishop Museum. Some will visit Kaniakapupu, the summer residence of King Kamehameha III.

 

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