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An inventory survey at the site of the proposed Kilauea Middle East Rift Zone (KMERZ)
|Title:||An inventory survey at the site of the proposed Kilauea Middle East Rift Zone (KMERZ)|
Well Site #2
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Kilauea Middle East Rift Zone
Wao Kele O Puna Forest
|LC Subject Headings:||Geothermal engineering--Hawaii|
|Issue Date:||26 Oct 1990|
|Publisher:||Archaeological Consultants of Hawaii|
|Citation:||Kennedy J. 1990. An inventory survey at the site of the proposed Kilauea Middle East Rift Zone (KMERZ). Haleiwa (HI): Archaeological Consultants of Hawaii.|
|Abstract:||"Archaeological Consultants of Hawaii, Inc. has conducted an inventory survey at the site of the proposed Kilauea Middle East Rift Zone (KMERZ), Well site #2, TMK: 1-2-10:3. An additional inventory survey was conducted to encompass a 1,000 foot buffer zone around the site of the proposed Well site #2. This proposed well site is located in the Wao Kele O Puna Forest, Island of Hawaii (see maps #1 and 2).|
The subject property features an extremely rugged topography and an unusually thick vegetatative profile which combine to present some of the most difficult survey areas in the state. A thick mat of stony muck rests on what appears to be alternating a'a and pahoehoe and is covered with very dense uluhe, 'ie'ie, hapu'u, guava, ohi'a and a number of additional plants, vines and grasses. The reader may wish to refer to the numerous and recently completed botanical studies of this area for a more complete listing.
A variety of archaeological sites may be expected in the vast forest lands where True/Mid-Pacific Geothermal Venture will be conducting its geothermal exploration activities. Although the sites' distribution generally will be sparse and although most project activities may well miss the sites, it is important to have adequate plans to identify historic sites, so the sites can be avoided or appropriately mitigated. Special identification problems exist in forest lands, and for this reason an archaeological research design for archaeological survey methods was required under CDUA HA-1830 as part of an archaeological plan."
|Sponsor:||True/Mid-Pacific Geothermal Venture|
|Appears in Collections:||The Geothermal Collection|
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