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Friday, September 28, 2012

Public Input Sought Regarding the Protection & Preservation Measures Proposed for Kaho'olawe Petroglyphs

For the Loa‘a or Pōkāneloa Petroglyphs on Kaho'olawe

The Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission has issued an invitation to the public to discuss protection and preservation measures proposed for the Loa‘a or Pōkāneloa Petroglyphs on Kaho'olawe

The island of Kaho‘olawe was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since that time, the island’s archaeological remains have been exposed to the continuing deleterious effects of erosion and weather.  

The Loa‘a or Pōkāneloa Petroglyphs on Kaho'olawe (Feature BU of National Register Site Number 50-20-97-110), is a collection of petroglyphs and cupules located on the top surface of a large flat boulder.  This 3-meter by 4-meter  boulder is located along a severely eroded gulch in the hardpan area of the south eastern quadrant of the  island.  Various studies have been done on the boulder and have suggested that it may possess an archaeoastronomical significance in Hawaiian culture. Public listening sessions will be held on both Maui and O‘ahu in an effort to gather input for a site protection plan from stakeholders and those interested in the management of cultural and historic sites on Kaho‘olawe.

Date: Tuesday, October 16th
Place: DLNR Board Room 132, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Time: 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Place: Pōmaikaʻi Elementary School Dining Facility, 4650 South Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732
Time: 9:00 am till 12:00pm

For more information, please visit or by emailing or by phone at (808) 243-5888.


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