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STRATIGRAPHIC POLLEN ANALYSIS OF POND SEDIMENTS AT FORT DERUSSY, WAIKIKI, O'AHU, HAWAI'I

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 1993

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Summary

Archaeological evidence indicates at least five episodes of cultural

activity at this site. 1) Tenporary ephemeral pre-contact occupation of the sand

dune is the earliest cultural activity represented. 2) Construction of a pond

associated with irrigated taro cultivation. Cultural materials that may have

been present as a result of this occupation were probably destroyed by later

enlargement of the pond and subsequent historic activities. 3) The initial pond

was later enlarged into a fish-raising pond. This time period probably

corresponds with the boundaries of Loko Paweo II. Again no cultural materials

were present, since they were probably destroyed by subsequent historic

activities. 4) Early 20th century occupation and/or fill, as well as 5) massive

20th century fill activities complete the cultural sequence. Two stratigraphic

columns were analyzed from Loko Kaihikapu, which shares a boundary with Loko

Paweo II and an inland pond for pollen to obtain a record of the local vegetation

and cultural activity in the vicinity of ponds on the present Fort DeRussy

property.


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STRATIGRAPHIC POLLEN ANALYSIS OF POND SEDIMENTS AT FORT DERUSSY, WAIKIKI, O'AHU, HAWAI'I. Linda Scott Cummings. PRI Technical Report ,1992-062. 1993 ( tDAR id: 375406) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8CC0ZV1


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