Iwi found on the future site of the First National Bank, 1924.

HUMAN BONES AND A POI POUNDER FOUND.

While the site was being dug, where the First National Bank [Banako First National] will be built in the future, at King and Bishop streets, there was found human bones and a poi pounder in the earth, but as to how those bones and poi pounder got there, that is something unclear being asked today.

At about seven or eight feet, these things were found by workers digging the dirt in the earth, at the area where the old fire station stood during the time of King Kalakaua.

The bones had become deteriorated, but the teeth were still fine, as well as the skull; but when it was dug up, they were all mixed in with the dirt, and everything was scooped up together on the car, and thrown where the dirt was being heaped.

In an area near where those bones were found, there was a very fine stone poi pounder; it is a poi pounder fashioned out of gray stone, and not out of black stone; but how it got there is unclear, and there are only theories; perhaps the stone was left with the corpse, being buried in the dirt.

The poi pounder and some bones were taken to be cared for by Mr. L. Tenney Peck, the president of the First National Bank.

(Kuokoa, 2/7/1924, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 6, Aoao 2. Feberuari 7, 1924.

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