Hawaiian History, Kailua-Kona

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    Petroglyphs at Puako

    by trvlrtom Written Mar 5, 2007

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    If you have the slightest interest in the history and culture of Hawaii's original inhabitants, then this is a must see sight. This rock field has hundreds of petroglyphs depicting human figures and other forms. There is a trail that goes around the area, so it is easy to see them without walking upon or damaging the petroglyhs.

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    Ancient Hawaiian Art - Petroglyphs

    by annk Updated Mar 16, 2005

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    Petroglyphs are found in all the Hawaiian Islands and the big island is no exception. The latin name means "rock writing" or "rock art". There is a high concentration of rock art near Volcano National Park. In Kailua-Kona the art can be viewed on paths next to the "Kings Shops" (across from the Marriott Beach Waikoloa Resort). The paths wind through 2 acres of lava rock and petrogyphs. Tours are given weekly starting at the Kings Shops or you can wander on your own. No admission is charged.

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