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Mauna Lahilahi I: Ki'i Pōhaku, and a glimpse of the past.

[[ Part I of a III part post]] Leeward side shenanigans lead us to Mauna Lahilahi.  In Hawaiian, Mauna Lahilahi(also known as Black Rock, Lahilahi Point, and Turtle Rock) translates to thin or flimsy mountain or hill.  Petroglyphs // Ki'i Pōhaku (Ki'i meaning image and pōhaku meaning rock in Hawaiian) noun a rock carving, especially a prehistoric one. A piece of Hawaiian culture frozen in time surrounds this west side peninsula.  Possibly Post-Cook (1778 CE and beyond) petroglyphs of the ancient Hawaiians adorn the massive boulders here(I only say this because the petroglyphs are usually categorized by the figures having a distinct anthropomorphic profile rather than the linear petroglyphs seen from the Pre-Cook era of the carvings representing a more self-aware state).  After going over a radio carbon dating performed on similar types of Hawaiian petroglyphs as well as an in depth analysis of styles carried out by a research group at UH Mānoa, I believe th

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