Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i
P.O. Box 393
Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i has been conducting archaeological and cultural studies since its inception in 1982. Our Hawai‘i staff have been long-term residents of the island and have many strong connections in the community. Capabilities of our Big Island staff include archaeological as well as cultural studies. Auli‘i Mitchell is the office director and is well known as a cultural practitioner through hula, language, and research.
Mitchell, B.A., Hawai‘i
Island Director - Experience: Six years of experience in Hawaiian Archaeology and
Cultural Impact Studies. He possesses an intimate knowledge of the
Hawaiian language and is fluent in conversation, translations, and writing.
Has repatriated human remains, associated and unassociated funeral objects,
and objects of cultural patrimony under the Native American Grave Protection
and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). His expertise is in cultural resource management,
cultural impact assessments, Native Hawaiian burial practices, Hawaiian
traditions, culture, and beliefs.
Bautista, B.A., Archaeologist and Historian
- Experience: Ten years of
field, office, and laboratory experience on the islands
of Hawai‘i, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i. With CSH he has performed
all aspects of archaeological survey, excavation, site
recordation, and report writing. Mr. Bautista has
extensive experience in lava tube exploration and
recordation. In addition, he has supervisory experience
in inventory surveys, data recovery, as well as the
processing and conservation of artifacts, development of
laboratory protocol and procedure, and data processing.
Mr. Bautista is also an historian and a professional
Johnny Dudoit, B.A., Archaeologist
- Experience: Four years in various capacities of
archaeological fieldwork including inventory survey,
site recordation, feature excavation, lava tube
exploration, map preparation, stratigraphic summary and
profile record preparation, laboratory analysis, and
report support. He has conducted fieldwork for CSH on
the islands of Hawai‘i, O‘ahu, and Lāna‘i. Mr. Dudoit
was born on the island of Moloka‘i.
Margaret Magat, Ph.D., Cultural Researcher
- Experience: Five years of conducting ethnographic
research on Hawaiian expressive culture for cultural
impact assessments, ten years of conducting research on
Philippine migrant and Pacific Islander cultural
practices and beliefs. She has assisted in Section 106
reviews since 2010, researching and writing on
traditional cultural properties and other aspects of the
Section 106 process. Her skills include ethnographic
research, writing, narratives, and intangible cultural
Pablo Rivera, B.A., Archaeologist
- Experience: Nine years in various capacities of archaeological
work including inventory surveys, site recordation and feature excavation, treatment of human
remains, and laboratory
analysis, and report writing.
Sharilyn A. L. (Momi) Wheeler, B.S., Cultural Researcher/Archaeologist
- Experience: Two years working on Hawaiian archaeological and cultural impact studies.
Ms. Wheeler is a Hawaiian practitioner and is a member of the group Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana.
Sarah Wilkinson, B.A., Archaeologist -
Experience: Four years in Hawaiian archaeology. Mrs. Wilkinson has a
B.A. in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and Art History from UC Berkeley
and four years of experience in Hawaiian archaeology spanning the islands of
Hawai‘i, Maui, and Lāna‘i. With CSH she has performed all aspects of
archaeological survey, monitoring, excavation, and site recordation, and is
the primary author of many SHPD reviewed and accepted archaeological
reports. Sarah has experience in field supervision and office management,
archival research, computer graphics, plane table mapping and GPS usage. She
also has considerable experience in lava tube exploration and mapping, and
has contributed to several Cultural Impact Assessments