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Search ends for iwi on rail line

The archaeological fieldwork complete, the city transit board will compile a report

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 08, 2013

~~<p>Honolulu rail officials say they've completed the fieldwork on the transit project's archaeological survey, bringing them a step closer to restarting construction after a lawsuit stalled that work last year.</p>
<p>Since 2009, surveyors have dug more than 400 trenches along the rail line's 20-mile route &mdash; from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center &mdash; to check for Native Hawaiian burials or other archaeological resources in the path of the rail line. Some 260 of those trenches were dug between Middle Street and Ala Moana Center, where officials believed remains and artifacts were most likely to be discovered.</p>
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Honolulu rail officials say they've completed the fieldwork on the transit project's archaeological survey, bringing them a step closer to restarting construction after a lawsuit stalled that work last year.

Since 2009, surveyors have dug more than 400 trenches along the rail line's 20-mile route — from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center — to check for Native Hawaiian burials or other archaeological resources in the path of the rail line. Some 260 of those trenches were dug between Middle Street and Ala Moana Center, where officials believed remains and artifacts were most likely to be discovered. Login for more...



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