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Stone marker’s destruction called disrespect of culture

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2013

~~<p>The first traditional Hawaiian dry-stacked stone marker or ahu used to designate an ahupuaa (land division) in an ongoing project, erected July 27 at Castle Junction, was destroyed Saturday afternoon.</p>
<p>The state hired master stone mason Billy Fields, renowned for his work in rebuilding heiau and stacking Hawaiian stone walls, to build the ahu, which was to have served as a template for future ones across the state.</p>
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The first traditional Hawaiian dry-stacked stone marker or ahu used to designate an ahupuaa (land division) in an ongoing project, erected July 27 at Castle Junction, was destroyed Saturday afternoon.

The state hired master stone mason Billy Fields, renowned for his work in rebuilding heiau and stacking Hawaiian stone walls, to build the ahu, which was to have served as a template for future ones across the state. Login for more...



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