Kohala Field System

Aloha kakou. As winter takes Ohio it’s time to pull some older photos down from the rack. This view is of the Kohala Field System, one of the most expansive pre-historic agricultural features in the world. It’s located on the windy western slopes of the Kohala peninsula, on Hawai’i Island. Hawaiians constructed miles of wind-breaks in order to shelter their sweet-potato plants, and between AD 1300 and the contact period the region produced a bounty of crops. This view was taken from the top of Pu’u Kahena, a cinder cone that overlooks the central part of the field system. One of the most beautiful places that I’ve had the privilege to explore and research. Aloha ‘aina.

Photo by Michael Graves

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