About the Author
Dr. Ross Cordy is the Branch Chief for Archaeology in the State of Hawaii's Historic Preservation Division, having headed that office and program for 15 years. He currently teaches archaeology, history, and Hawaiian studies at the University of Hawaii at West O'ahu and helps teach archaeology to students in Waianae High School's and Nanakuli High School's Hawaiian Studies Programs. Dr. Cordy has conducted research on Hawaiian archaeological and historical topics since 1968. He has done fieldwork throughout the Hawaiian Islands, on all the major Micronesian Islands, and in the Society Islands, and taught at universities in New Zealand. Dr. Cordy's writings include over 50 published articles, books, and monographs and numerous manuscript papers on a wide variety of Pacific subjects.