Windy Keala McElroy, PhD


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(pronounced like "archaeology")


This is the page of Windy Keala McElroy. I am an archaeologist based in Hawai'i with research interests in Hawai'i and the Pacific.

On this website, you can find out about my research, download some of my publications, and see fieldwork photos.

For more information on my academic background, publications, archaeological training, and experience, take a look at my cv.


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  • Check out the August 2016 issue of Hawaii Magazine for a story on my Kalalau Trail Hike.


  • July 2014 check out the new web series on archaeology in Hawai'i, featuring Keala Pono!



  • January 2013 KHON news segment on UH North Shore archaeological field school



  •  March 2012 story about my Kilimanjaro talk


  • April 2011 videos of an archaeological site I found at Sandy Beach are on Click on "Sandy Beach Archaeology."


  • February 2011 MidWeek featured Keala Pono in a short article on new hires from Kailua.



  • July 2010 Check out the new website for Keala Pono Archaeological Consulting, LLC:                                 



  • November 4, 2008 My research was featured in the Honolulu Advertiser, including a video clip of Wailau.



  • October 2008 My Wailau research was featured on the KGMB morning news on Wednesday, October 15. You can view the segment at: under the media coverage section.
  • October 2008 My Wailau work was shown on the TV series Pacific Clues, which airs for 9 weeks beginning on October 8 on PBS.











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Photos on this page:

Top: Excavating the plaza of the Bryant Ranch Pueblo, Eastern Arizona.

Bottom: North shore of Moloka'i, Hawai'i, Wailau Valley at left. Photo Credit: Steven Eminger.