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Ancient petroglyphs found on Hawaiian beach

Shifting sands have revealed 17 petroglyphs on a Hawaiian beach which date back 400 years.

Two visitors last month discovered large petroglyphs etched into sandstone on the Waianae Coast. At least 17 figures, believed to be created by aboriginal inhabitants of the Waianae coast, stretch over about 60 feet of beach, the U.S. Army and Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a news release today.

The DLNR State Historic Preservation Division and the U.S. Army have been working together to record and document the petroglyphs.

Though it’s likely that these petroglyphs have been exposed before, it is the first time they have been brought to the attention of the DLNR and the U.S. Army.

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Story: Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Photo: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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