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Kukaniloko Visit 4/12/00

These images are from our visit to the Kukaniloko site on 4/12/00. Present were Karen Meech (UH/IfA), Clive Ruggles (Leicester University, UK), Elaine Mahoney (Mililani HS), Beverly Lynn-Wilson (UH/IfA), Jana Pittichova (UH/IfA), Tom Chun (Kamehameha Schools), and Doug Fernandez.
Site overview to the NE Site overview toward the west Overview of the site. Profile (west) of the Waianae mountain range shows the form of a reclining pregnant woman. Sunset
Carved diamond shaped stone. May have had a calendrical purpose and astronomical orientation. Close up of petroglyph on diamond-shaped stone Diamond-shaped stone near sunset showing the shadow alignment in the petroglyph. Diamond-shaped stone near sunset showing the shadow alignment in the petroglyph. Sunset petroglyph - faint radial lines in the petroglyph may have marked the months.
   
Possible reflecting pool for watching the zenith passage of celestial objects Closeup of one of the possible reflecting basins Another worked stone at the site    
 
Beverly, Clive and Jana Clive Ruggles Elaine and Doug Jana and Tom  

Last Updated on April 13, 2000
Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii
meech@.ifa.hawaii.edu