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Nancy A. McMahon
State of Hawai'i
Department of Land & Natural Resources
Historic Preservation Division
33 South King St., 6 th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813
This is a brief historical overview of the past archaeological studies conducted on Kaua'i since the 1900s.
The Historic Preservation Program has been evolving and shaping the development of archaeological research being conducted on Kaua'i since the 1970s. Four years ago, the State Inventory of Historic Sites contained a little over 159 site files for Kaua'i with 342 numbers issued. Now, the Inventory of Historic Sites for Kaua'i is well in the thousands. Four years ago there were a little over 114 archaeological reports for Kaua'i. Today, there are over 300 reports. This boom of information has increased the public's interest. During the past several years, the State, the County, the public and various community groups have had a more active role in archaeological research.
This presentation will conclude with suggestions for possible future avenues for historic preservation partnerships.