Archaeologists have found a human bone fragment along the route of Honolulu’s planned commuter rail line, the state said Thursday.
The discovery in the city’s Kakaako neighborhood could delay or complicate construction of the $5 billion transit system. But Daniel Grabauskas, the CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit, said his organization was prepared for a find of this kind.
The State Historic Preservation Division and the Oahu Island Burial Council have agreed to leave the fragment in place for the time being, the division said in a statement.
Apparently this whole project is a big deal for archaeologists. I knew one geology guy who was out there for 6 months doing some work on it. I wondered why he was so happy(!) to be back in Washington, but he couldn’t bring his family, soooooo. . . . .