Growing up in East Molokai’s remote Halawa Valley fostered Steve Eminger’s early interest in Hawaiian culture and history. Years of exploring the island, coupled with self-directed studies, led to more formal training with the Molokai Community Archaeological Training Program in 2004 and 2005. Steve has worked on numerous archaeological projects with leading researchers and various CRM firms throughout the Hawaiian Islands, as well as periodic archaeological work with the National Park Service in Kalaupapa, Molokai. Complementing his extensive practical experience, Steve is currently finishing up his B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with planned graduate studies to follow. Steve’s academic interests include researching Hawaiian texts to inform archaeological studies as well as land matters in Hawai‘i, Hawaiian rock art, settlement patterns, thorium dating of coral, geochemical sourcing and archaeostronomy.