Cultural practices and traditions on Maunakea are not typically viewed as science. Yet scientific methods are an integral part of archeology and historical property management. Science is also often used as another means to help understand and interpret cultural traditions. A few types of cultural science that occur on Maunakea include archaeology, ancient trail mapping, documenting ceremonial locations and practices, and research of both past astronomical events and the science of navigation. Natural resource research on subjects such as glaciation and sub-glacial eruptions helps both scientists and cultural practitioners understand the formation of culturally significant areas and sites.