Ki'ilae Village Test Excavations: Archaeology at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau


On July I, 1961, by Act of Congress, 180 acres of land on the Kona coast on the island of Hawaii were set aside as the City of Refuge National Historical Park. The park is nearly two miles long and a half mile wide. It runs parallel to the beautiful Pacific Ocean forming the Kona coast. Along the coast and inland are numerous archeological features: bait cups cut into solid pahoehoe by the ancient Polynesians: papamu, a type of checkerboard used in the game of konane; ancient house and grave sites; and fishermen's shrines. At the north end of the park, along the south shore of Honaunau Bay, is the religious sanctuary, the pu'uhonua, and at the south end of the park there is an abandoned village which was occupied until the 1930's. That village is the subject of this report.

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Ki'ilae Village Test Excavations: Archaeology at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau. Edmund J. Ladd, Gary F. Somers. Publications in Anthropology ,35. Tucson, Arizona: Westerm Archeological and Conservation Center. 1986 ( tDAR id: 4274) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8TH8JXF

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1800 to 1930

Spatial Coverage

min long: -155.935; min lat: 19.408 ; max long: -155.888; max lat: 19.425 ;

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