I am currently a Ph.D. candidate working to complete the analytic and
interpretive phases of my dissertation. My broad research interests include
cultural landscape studies, agency and power, social memory, and the theory
and methdology underlying spatial technologies.
on previous studies obegun in 1966, my research focuses on the late Expansion
and proto-historic periods (A.D. ~1200-1795) of Mahamenui and Manawainui.
Located on the leeward side of Haleakala, these two contiguous territories
comprise the easternmost ahupua'a of the Kahikinui District and
are situated upon substantially more mature volcanic substates (Kula Volcanic
Series) than those throughout the rest of the district (Hana Volcanic
Series). The exploration of this variability and the implications it may
have had for Native Hawaiian settlement, social organization, agriculture,
and ritual practice form an integral part of my dissertation.
became interested in archaeology as an undergraduate at the University
of Arizona, where I originally majored in astronomy. I soon switched majors
and universities, completing my BA in anthropology at Cal in 1993. After
working as a lab researcher for Professor Kent Lightfoot of UC Berkeley
for one year, I embarked upon a MSc in computer applications in archaeology
at the University
of Sothampton, UK. It was there that I developed a lasting interest
in geographic information systems (GIS), which formed a major component
of my thesis. After completing the MSc in 1996, I returned to Berkeley
to serve as the Lab Manager of the Archaeological
Research Facility for three years. During that time, I was introduced
to ongoing work in Kahikinui,
Maui; in 1999 I began conducting my dissertation research there.
I have done archaeological and/or geophysical fieldwork in Arizona, Colorado,
California, Hawai'i (Maui Island), the Society Islands (Mo'orea), and
the United Kingdom. My areas of technical specialization include digital
cartographic production (AutoCAD, Freehand, Photoshop); GIS (ArcGIS);
desktop publishing (see Kirch 2002, From
the 'Cliffs of Keolwea' to the 'Sea of Papaloa'; Kirch 2001,
and Its Transformations in Near Oceania; and Kirch 1997, Na
Mea Kahiko o Kahikinui); marine shell analysis; and a little
recreational web design.
P. Kirch A. Hartshorn, O. Chadwick, P. Vitousek, L. Holm, D. Sherrod,
J. Coil and W. Sharp
Environment, agriculture, and settlement patterns in a marginal Polynesian
landscape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.
2002 P. V. Kirch (ed.), J. Coil, L. Holm, J. Holson, S. Kailihiwa, K.
Kawelu, S. Millerstrom, and S. O'Day.
From the 'Cliffs of Keolewa' to the 'Sea of Papaloa': An Archaeological
Reconnaissance of Portions of the Kalaupapa National Historical Park,
Moloka'i, Hawaiian Islands. UC Berkeley: Archaeological Research
Facility, Oceanic Archaeology Laboratory Special Publication No. 2.
1997 Lightfoot, Kent G., Ann M. Schiff, and Lisa Holm
Archaeological Field Investigations at NAVS. In The Native Alaskan Neighborhood:
A Multiethnic Community at Colony Ross, vol. 2. Contributions of the University
of California Archaeological Research Facility, no. 55, Berkeley.
1997 Lightfoot, Kent G., Ann M. Schiff, Antoinette Martinez, Thomas A.
Wake, Stephen Silliman, and Lisa Holm
Culture Change and Persistence in the Daily Lifeways of Interethnic Households.
In The Native Alaskan Neighborhood: A Multiethnic Community at Colony
Ross, vol. 2. Contributions of the University of California Archaeological
Research Facility, no. 55, Berkeley.
1995 Holm, Lisa
A Predictive Model for the Fort Ross Region, California. MSc. thesis in
computer applications in archaeology. On file at the University of Southampton,
2004 Holm, Lisa and Patrick Kirch
" Human-Landscape Interactions in Kahikinui, Maui: A Spatial Analytic
Perspective. "Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society
for Hawaiian Archaeology, Kailua-Kona,
Hawai'i Island, Nov. 13-14.
2001 Holm, Lisa
“The Manawainui Archaeological Project.” Paper presented at
the Annual Meeting of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Kahului,
Maui Island, Oct. 5-7.
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