Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Whole Foods and our Iwi

Work has been halted at this construction site in Honolulu, Friday, May 18, 2007. Construction has been halted due to the discovery of about 50 ancient Hawaiian human remains, some of which are being excavated under the plastic tarps shown in foreground. The property will be the home of Hawaii's first Whole Foods Market, an apartment building and small shops. Numerous ancient Hawaiian burial sites have been unearthed amid an island wide building boom, sometimes spurring legal battles, costly construction delays or redesigns and bad blood with some Native Hawaiians who say burials should remain undisturbed.

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