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Pat McCoy
Senior Archaeologist

Education:
Ph.D., Anthropology, 1973
M.A., Anthropology, 1968
B.A., Anthropology, 1966

Pat McCoy has over 37 years experience in Hawaiian and Pacific Island archaeology.  He has extensive experience directing inventory surveys, detailed site recording, subsurface testing, archaeological monitoring, emergency data recovery, preservation planning and laboratory analyses.   For the 10 years immediately prior to joining PCSI, he served as a Historic Sites Specialist with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) in Honolulu.  In that capacity he was responsible for ensuring compliance with State cultural resource protection laws on a wide range of development and construction projects in the State.

Dr. McCoy was a member of the Affiliate Graduate Faculty of the University of Hawaii for 16 years, and a Research Associate at the Bernice P. Bishop Museum Department of Anthropology in Honolulu for 14 years.  He is a recognized expert in Hawaiian archaeology, specializing in preservation laws and procedures, Hawaiian settlement patterns, and lithic analyses.

Dr. McCoy has over 20 published articles concerning Hawaiian archaeology, as well as numerous unpublished articles and presentations.  He has served as a book and manuscript reviewer for American Antiquity, American Anthropologist, New Zealand Journal of Archaeology, theBishop Museum Press, and the University of Hawaii Press.