The Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series Presents

The Archaeology of Internment: the Honouliuli National Monument, Oʻahu - a World War II-Era Japanese Internment and POW Camp

William Belcher
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Hawai‘i-West Oahu

Thursday, March 14, 3:00 pm, George Hall 227

Dr. Belcher currently serves as an archaeologist and faculty member in the Social Sciences Division at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998, his M.S. in Quaternary Studies (Climate Change) from the University of Maine in 1988, and his B.A. and M.A. from Western Washington University in 1984 and 1985, respectively. He is currently working on an assessment and survey of archaeological features from the Honouliuli National Monument on Oahu, a former internment area for Japanese and Japanese-Americans and Prisoners of War during World War II. Dr. Belcher’s primary research interests include ancient fisheries and technology, particularly as related to the Indus Valley Civilization and Um-an-Naar Culture in Oman, as well as using ethnoarchaeology to develop models for understanding ancient fishing and subsistence practices.