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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Kailua-Kona in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Habitation Site

 
 
Habitation Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2017
1. Habitation Site Marker
Inscription. This archaeological site contains several residential and food storage features, and was first occupied on a temporary basis during the early 1800s. Fishing and collecting marine resources was the primary economic activity for residents of this site. The food resources collected were used for both subsistence and trade. Fish were dried and exchanged for agricultural resources available from upland inhabitants. Dwellings at this site were constructed by first clearing an area in the lava and then stacking rocks to create curved walls. An upper pole and thatch structure was typically placed on the rock walls as a roof. Fresh water for drinking was available in a nearby cave. This water source and easy coastal access were the likely factors considered when picking this as a residential location.
 
Location. 19° 49.464′ N, 155° 59.844′ W. Marker is near Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Kaupulehu Drive near Aina Kaha Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72-100 Kaupulehu Drive, Kailua Kona HI 96740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waiulu Kīpuka (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Waiulu Kīpuka
Habitation Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2017
2. Habitation Site Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ala Loa (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hawaiian Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Offshore Ko'a Moi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kupe'e Concentration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kumukea/Kumukēhu Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); Imu Fishing Area (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kailua-Kona.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on along a public access coastal path in front Four Season Resort Hualalai. The path may be accessed via an unnamed road located on the south side of the resort. Stop at the gate and ask for a pass and instructions Kukio Beach.
The address given above is for the Four Season Resort.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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