Outside Science (inside parks): Archaeological field school at Honouliuli National Monument

The Outside Science (inside parks) series shares stories of crucial, creative science. Each episode, produced in collaboration with Colorado State University, highlights the many ways young people are getting involved in science in parks. Part citizen science, part education, these videos cover topics such as sea turtles and light pollution, toxic algal blooms, and mercury levels in dragonfly larvae. Watch this and all the previous episodes on the Explore Nature website.
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Duration:
3 minutes, 36 seconds

In this episode of Outside Science, we join University of Hawaii - West Oahu's archaeological field school at Honouliuli National Monument. The monument, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was the site of Japanese civilian and Prisoner of War internment during World War II (1943 - 1946). Lost for decades, the site was re-discovered through determined community efforts. Today we continue to uncover hidden structures, and reveal new features that tell the full story of a painful part of our past.

Filmed and edited by Jesse Grace, Colorado State University

Last updated: December 11, 2018