In this year’s aerial photography by Kaneiolouma historian Randy Wichman, there is a great deal of progress documented at the site. The entire perimeter wall of the sporting arena is now viewable, along with the terraced seating areas and intact walls, some reaching over ten feet high.
Also revealed this summer by the hard work of many volunteers is the upper area in the north east section of the ancient village site. This area includes artifacts and house sites originally documented in 1959 by Henry E.P. Kekahuna, whose work entitled “An Authentic Hawaiian Village” is available in our document library.
The view from this high ground is stunning and, literally, fit for a King. It will be a special day when visitors to Kauai are able to enjoy this view for themselves, explore this ancient Hawaiian village, and learn more about the culture by visiting the planned interpretive center.
Hui Malama O Kaneiolouma would like to extend our most sincere Mahalo to Ben Fouts, Jennifer and our pilot Caleb from Mauna Loa Helicopters for their generous donation of flight time and for their ongoing support of the Kaneiolouma project.