Cultural Reconnaissance of Rock Borrow Areas Near Kekaha, Kaua'i, Hawai'i,
BERNICE P BISHOP MUSEUM HONOLULU HI DEPT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
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An archaeological reconnaissance survey, involving portions of eight valleys in Kekaha, Waimea District, Kauai Island, was conducted. The valleys are being considered as potential borrow sites for stones and boulders to be utilized in a planned revetment fronting the Kekaha coastline. The purpose of the survey was to identify and assess the general nature of the cultural resources probably which should be avoided as field stone borrow sites. The survey area encompasses portions of eight adjoining valleys located between 0.5 and 1 mile north of Kekaha town and the Kekaha Sugar Company, Ltd. mill, on the southwestern coast of Kauai Island. Only five previously unrecorded sites were located and no artifacts or exposed midden areas were encountered during the survey. A brief description of the area surveyed and sites located in each valley is presented. Recommended restrictions on borrowing activities in each valley are noted, and restricted areas are shaded on a map.
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