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Abstract

One of the most famous petroglyph sites in the Hawaiian Islands is found in the mouth of the Wailua River (Fig. 1 and 2). The area was once a well-known site in the cultural historical lore of the island of Kaua'i: a dance, two legends and several images formerly commemorated the site. Today, only the legend remains, hidden in two out-of-print sources. Recent interest in the site has begun to grow. This article, a version of which originally appeared in Kaua'i Community College Archaeology on Kaua'i, Vo1.ll :2(29) for December 1984, will discuss and synthesize the data now available and present an interpretation of the data and describe the site as it once was. The Anthropology Club of Kaua'i Community College wishes to thank the Bishop Museum for its assistance, cooperation and permission to use the photographs in their collections.

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