Lizabeth Hauani‘o came to Hawai‘i in 1983 and lived in Kalapana on the Puna coast. Lizabeth has worked in cultural resource management for more than 25 years on the islands of Hawai‘i and Maui in a broad range of archaeological and cultural projects including all aspects of archaeological field work; survey, mapping, site recordation, excavation, laboratory analysis of artifacts, and monitoring. She also has substantial experience in lava tube exploration, mapping, and excavation. She has supervised large, small, short, and long term monitoring projects and numerous survey and data recovery crews with accompanying report support.
She has worked with many Hawaiian burials and Burial Plan implementation situations, cultural resource management mitigation issues, repatriation of human remains under NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), and support with lineal and cultural descendants in the Section 106 consultation process. Lizabeth has worked with the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD), the Hawai‘i Island Burial Council (HIBC), and the State and County of Hawai‘i.
Lizabeth graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2007 with a B.A. in Anthropology with Honors and also holds an A.A. in Communications.