Ki`i Pōhaku (Stone Images)

         
  Petroglyphs have been found at 135 known archaeological sites on six of the Hawaiian Islands. The majority of the images are cupules or holes, which were used as receptacles for umbilical cords at the birth of a child to assure long life. They were also used to record the passage of traveling individuals, families or troops.

Other common images include:

Warriors     Dancer    Rainbow Man     Woman

     Paddler     Canoe     Turtle     Surfer

 
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
   
         
         
  Aloha Friends: Lāna`i Petroglyphs
Petroglyph Mystery: Voices of the Past
Petroglyphs of Hawai`i
Petroglyphs of the Island of Hawai`i
Pu`uloa Petroglyphs
   
       
 

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