Accession Number:

ADA128229

Title:

A Cultural Resources Reconnaissance for the Wailua River Hydropower Study,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER HAWAII INC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

An archaeological reconnaissance was conducted on nine separate parcels of land in the Wailua River gorge, Wailua and Hanamaulu ahupuaas, Kauai Island as part of the Wailua Hydropower Study. Three agricultural terrace complexes in study Areas E and H and one auwai in Area A were located. Feral pig Sus scrofa tracks were observed throughout the areas and one Koloa Anas spp. was observed in Area B. Relict cultigens kalo, and Hawaiian forest products koa, kului, ki, ohe, hau, pu hala are also present. Major modern disturbances are present in all of the study areas as well. The literature search has shown that without the survival of Hawaiian place names, moolelo and kaao our present knowledge of Wailua would be very scant. Recommendations include archaeological clearance for all of the study areas, consideration of the impact of the project upon avifauna observed in study Area B and exercising caution to avoid impacting the remaining archaeological sites adjacent to study Areas A, B and south of area H east end. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE