The Centre for Samoan Studies welcomes a new member of its teaching staff for archaeology, Mrs Epifania Suafo’a-Taua’i.
Epifania was the principal investigator archaeologist for the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) before she joined our teaching staff at the National University of Samoa. She completed her BA Degree in anthropology from the University of Hawaii and her MA Degree in archaeology from the University of Oregon. She has an extensive background in the archaeology and anthropology field in American Samoa.
Her research interests are “Pacific island anthropology, specifically the archaeology of Samoa and Polynesia and historical anthropology with a focus on indigenous historiographies, chiefdoms, cultural contact and exchange, ceramic analysis, spatial analysis and an holistic approach to culture.”