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Shelve bill allowing phased AIS


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 12, 2013

~~<p>Requiring an archaeological inventory survey (AIS) before a new project is built is one of the concessions Hawaii made to preserving its history. This includes the desire to save or at least record any unearthed historic and prehistoric finds, such as remnants of religious or agricultural structures and artifacts of the daily lives of ancient Hawaiians.</p>
<p>But the most emotional aspect of the state's historic preservation law is the element of protection for Native Hawaiian burials that, by traditional practice, are encountered in scattered locations rather than in more sequestered burial grounds. The law authorized the creation of a network of grassroots burial councils, providing some assurance that burials are treated with respect.</p>
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Requiring an archaeological inventory survey (AIS) before a new project is built is one of the concessions Hawaii made to preserving its history. This includes the desire to save or at least record any unearthed historic and prehistoric finds, such as remnants of religious or agricultural structures and artifacts of the daily lives of ancient Hawaiians.

But the most emotional aspect of the state's historic preservation law is the element of protection for Native Hawaiian burials that, by traditional practice, are encountered in scattered locations rather than in more sequestered burial grounds. The law authorized the creation of a network of grassroots burial councils, providing some assurance that burials are treated with respect. Login for more...



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