Puakō Petroglyph Archaeological District

Puakō Petroglyph Archaeological District (HM1E4)

Location: Waimea, HI 96743 Hawaii County
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Country: United States of America
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N 19° 57.308', W 155° 51.553'

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Man has always left his mark. Symbols in rock were left by many early civilizations. Te Puako Petroglyph site is one of the largest and finest concentrations of the mysterious symbols left in Hawai?i. It is likely that many of these petroglyphs were made sometime between A.D. 1000-1800.

Holding Secrets from the Past:
Why were petroglyphs made? No one knows for sure. Could they have been:
Powerful mystical messages to primitive gods or ancestors?
Pleas for protection or survival?
A record of travelers passing by?
A family tree?

Viewing Tip:
The best time to see the petroglyphs is early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun is low in the sky.

The Puako Petroglyph Archaeological District is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Their preservation depends on us all!
HM NumberHM1E4
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 12:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)5Q E 200730 N 2209066
Decimal Degrees19.95513333, -155.85921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 57.308', W 155° 51.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 57' 18.48" N, 155° 51' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1099 Holoholokai Beach Park Rd, Waimea HI 96743, US
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