Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i’s (CSH) services reflect the increasing awareness of our responsibility to preserve, document and protect historic properties and cultural resources. CSH confers regularly with the government agencies regulating historic preservation to ensure that its services follow requisite guidelines.
Our services include a full variety of archaeological studies all of which are designed to comply with the Sate Historic Preservation Division.
CSH has a full time, qualified and specialized staff to conduct: Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) studies to comply with Chapter 343 of the State of Hawai‘i environmental law and following the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) guidelines; Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) studies to identify and determine eligibility of cultural resources for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in accordance with Federal law (National Historic Preservation Act), regulations (36 CFR Part 800) and guidelines (Bulletin 38); and Ethnohistoric studies.
GIS is increasingly integrated into cultural and archaeological studies and CSH is in the forefront of this integration.
The ability to predict the location and depth of buried archaeological features before a costly and time consuming process of excavation has always been a challenge. CSH is seeking to address this change with continued use of GPR.