Ahu Preserve

The Ahu Preserve contains one site with several possible contributing features. Most notable is the single most impressive feature in size and form of the three preservation areas. A platform of dry-stacked coral cobbles roughly 36 feet long, 32 feet wide, and 4 feet high. Based on early archaeological field work and form, it was suggested that this site may have served some ceremonial purpose, as a place where prayers might have been offered to increase rainfall on the drier lowlands; or as a site that, though not immediately along the shore, might also have served as a fisherman’s shrine (heiau ko‘a).