University of New Mexico
Hawai`i and the Pacific ; Oceanic Archaeology ; Agricultural Archaeology ; Environmental Archaeology ; Archaeological Method & Theory ; Archaeometry ; Chronological Modeling ; Geoarcheology ; Agroecology
Master's Thesis: Soil, Water and Sociality: An Irrigated Agricultural System Linking Makanikahio and Pololu Ahupua`a, Hawai`i Island
Advisor : Michael W. Graves
Senior Honors Thesis: The Challenge of Scientific Realism: Can We Save Science's Epistemic Authority
Advisor: John Lange
Senior Honor's Thesis: The Prospects of a Properly Darwinian Archaeology
Advisor: Alex Bauer
2013 Graves, M.W., M.W. Oxley, J. Morehouse, J. Birkmann, and M. Hroncich Conner. The
Hawai`i Archaeological Research Project: 2012 Fieldwork in Kohala, Hawai`I Island.
Report Prepared for Kamehameha Schools, Surety Kohala Corporation, Anthony Sun, and
Nani and Don Svendson. Hawai`i Archaeological Research Project, Albuquerque, NM.
2014 Graves, M. W., Kekuewa Kikiloi, Mark W. Oxley, Joseph Birkmann, Samuel Kamuela
Plunkett, and Kelley Uyeoka 2014 The Hawai`i Historical and Archaeological Research
Project : 2013 Wai`āpuka, Makanikahio 1 & 2, and Pololū Ahupua`a. Prepared for
Kamehameha Schools and Surety Kohala Corporation. Hawai`i Historical and
Archaeological Research Program.
2012 Graves, M. W., J. Morehouse, M.W. Oxley, and J. Birkmann, The Development of
Complex Arrays of Irrigated Agricultural Features in Windward Kohala, Hawai‘i
Island. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology,
Keauhou, Hawaii Island, October, 19-21.
2013 Birkmann, Joseph., Mark W. Oxley, Michael W. Graves, Kekuewa Kikiloi, and Kelley
Uyeoka. An Irrigated Agricultural System Linking Makanikahio and Pololū Ahupua‘a.
Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology October
2014 Graves, M. W., Joseph Birkmann, Mark Oxley and Nicholas Ferriola, Kekuewa Kikiloi,
Kamuela Plunkett, Kelley Uyeoka. Traditional Irrigation-Based Agricultural Systems,
Windward Kohala, Hawai‘i Island. IndoPacific Prehistory Association Conference, Siem
Reap, Cambodia, January, 2014.
2014 Kekuewa Kikiloi, Kelley Uyeoka, Michael Graves, Joseph Birkmann, Kamuela Plunkett,
No‘eau Peralto, Li‘i Bitler, Deandra Castro, Jesse Kaho‘onei, Kepo‘o Keli‘ipa‘akaua, Lilia
Merrin, Pua Pinto. Kohala i ka Unupa‘a: Nurturing Resiliency in Hawaiian
Socio-Ecological Systems. Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Hawai‘inuiākea
School of Hawaiian Knowledge, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Paper presented at the
Annual Conference of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology October, 2014
2014 Islands, Hills, and Ancient Peoples. Presentation delivered to Manzano H.S.
Anthropology, Dec. 3
2013 The Development of Complex Arrays of Irrigated Agricultural Features in Windward Kohala, Hawai`i Island“ Poster presented at Kamehameha Day 2013 Kapa`au, HI.
2013 - 2014 Volunteer for Hawai`i Archaeological Research Project Community Outreach Booth.
Kamehameha Day 2014 Kapa`au, HI
CUNY Queens Anthropology Awards (2011): Lynn Cecci Memorial Award in Archaeology
CUNY Queens Philosophy Awards (2012): Sir Moses Finley Award for Distinguished
Achievement in the use of Philosophical
Perspectives in Historical Studies
University of New Mexico: HED Scholarship $7,000