Bird Stone (Material Keyword)
1-1 (1 Record)
Site 50-10-30-10222, located within the U.S. Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), is situated in the saddle region between Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, and Hual̀ālai. Water-worn stones recovered at this site are interpreted to represent stones that were heated, then placed in bird abdominal cavities to cook the flesh from the inside. Two elongated water-worn basalt pebbles were submitted for protein residue analysis to determine if there is protein evidence of this practice.