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Petroglyph of double-hulled canoe, MauiThe Inter-agency Archaeology Section contracts with governmental agencies to aid them in fulfilling their historic preservation responsibilities.

Over the past decade, the bulk of the section’s efforts involved conducting archaeological inventory surveys on Department of Hawaiian Homelands property. The archaeological survey team inventoried over 6,000 acres.

Surveys included parts of Waimanalo, Kalawahine (near Papakolea), Nanakuli, and parts of Lualualei (Pahe`ehe`e Ridge) and Wai`anae on O`ahu; Lalamilo and Maku`u on Hawai`i Island; Kula (Waiohuli and Keokea) and Kahikinui on Maui; and Anahola on Kaua`i.

Hundreds of historic sites were identified and recorded, and the Division worked closely with DHHL staff to preserve burials, culturally sensitive sites, and the best examples of site types. Technical reports describing the sites and findings were prepared and are in the Division's library.

Eventually, it is hoped that the best examples of the historic sites on DHHL lands will be accessible and interpreted for the benefit of beneficiaries and for the local public.

Currently, this section has been assisting the Air Force in meeting its environmental requirements at Hickam Air Force Base, undertaking much of the requisite archaeological monitoring projects.

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