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In the early 1900s, Bishop Museum acquired a hale pili from the remote area of Miloli‘i Valley on Kaua‘i’s Na Pali Coast. The hale itself has been recently restored and rests in Hawaiian Hall.
Dr. Jennifer Kahn, an archaeologist at Bishop Museum, worked on a collaborative archaeological research project at Miloli‘i Valley focused on the site where the hale pili once stood, a news release states.
On Wednesday, Kahn and Alan Carpenter of Hawai‘i State Parks will be presenting results of their findings and a photographic documentary at a free public event from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kekaha Neighborhood Center.
The hale pili site excavations yielded rich and diverse evidence for ancient domestic activities. From these findings, Kahn and Carpenter will tell a story of the past life ways of Miloli‘i residents.
“To uncover moments in the past so vividly was special and taught me once again the importance of archaeological work for understanding how people lived,” Kahn said in the release.
This project is a joint effort between Bishop Museum, Hawai‘i State Parks, Na Pali Coast ‘Ohana, and photographer Tim DelaVega. Research was generously funded by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and the Elsie H. Wilcox Foundation, the release states.
For more information, call Victoria Wichman at 635-5087.
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