Honua Consulting works in close coordination with the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) to provide appropriate mitigation services for a wide variety of projects. Honua's archaeological team uses field experts and developing talents to assist clients with the following services:
Site visits to include surface survey, archaeological documentation, and mapping;
Archaeological Inventory Survey, surface survey often including sub-surface hand and/or mechanical excavations;
Data Recovery Excavation, controlled hand excavation to further document a significant site or cultural deposit;
Archaeological monitoring, on-site and/or on-call archaeological documentation of construction activities.
Honua also offers a wide range of research and technical report writing for all project types, including Literature Review and End of Fieldwork reports, Preservation Plans, Burial Treatment, Archaeological Inventory Survey, Data Recovery, Archaeological Monitoring reports and more.
Rosanna Thurman is Honua’s principle investigator under our SHPD Permit. She has a master’s degree in applied archaeology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has previously worked as an archaeologist for the Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Project (ITARP) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot). In addition, Rosanna has long been an avid sailor and traveled throughout many of the world's oceans and seas. Her passion for Hawaiian archaeology led her to the shores of Oʻahu, where she has resided since 2007. Since her move to Hawaiʻi in 2007, Rosanna has led numerous successful projects across the state and joined Honua in 2014.
In addition to working with Honua, Rosanna also runs her own archaeological firm, Oceanic Archaeological Science and Educational Services (OASES). OASES focuses on community-based archaeological projects where documented sites are preserved and maintained by training individuals and groups in using best conservation practices. She is supported by trained archaeologist, husband and on-call Honua employee, Douglas Thurman.