Andover Foundation for Archaeological Research

AFAR is a nonprofit scientific organization founded in 1984 by pioneering archaeologist Richard “Scotty” MacNeish.  MacNeish’s student, University of Hawaii archaeologist Barry Rolett has served as AFAR President since 1996.  AFAR’s mission is to pursue archaeological research through the involvement of local communities and the general public.  We currently run field projects in French Polynesia and China.

Archaeology in the

Marquesas Islands

Link here to learn about
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Cultural Revival in the

Marquesas Islands

Our next field school is scheduled for summer 2016! Write us for details.

Learn about restoring
archaeological sites, our museum, and the Marquesan performing arts festivalCultural_revival.htmlCultural_revival.htmlCultural_revival.htmlCultural_revival.htmlCultural_revival.htmlshapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1shapeimage_8_link_2shapeimage_8_link_3


Dr. Barry Rolett

President, Andover Foundation

  for Archaeological Research

Professor of Anthropology,

  University of Hawaii


National Geographic 
features AFAR’s 
Marquesas researchNational_Geographic_features_the_Marquesas.html
Link to our Facebook page for photos of the 2013 field season