Petroglyphs, Hawaii 1980

Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Petroglyphs, Hawaii 1980. [Image]

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The island of Hawaii has the greatest number of Hawaiian petroglyphs usually carved into smooth pahoehoe lava. Many of the carvings depict stylized stick figures, warriors, animals and claw-sailed canoes. This image shows some of the petroglyphs at Puu Loa, just off the Chain of Craters road which leads from Kilauea's main caldera to the south-eastern Puna coast of the island where the lava flows enter the sea.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: rock engravings; lava
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:03
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
United States of AmericaHawaiiHawaii Volcanoes National ParkPuu Loa
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