Heiau, ‘Āina, Lani

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Additional figures

Site WF-AUW-391

View of the heiau from the north-west. (Photo by Clive Ruggles)

View of the heiau from the west, showing the agricultural swale to the east and the Luala‘ilua Hills beyond. (Photo by Clive Ruggles; colour version of figure 6.7 in the book)

Closer view of the N wall of the heiau towards the NE, showing the conspicuous dip between the Luala‘ilua Hills from the bottom of which the Pleiades would have been seen to rise around the time of construction. (Photo by Clive Ruggles)

Comparison between the NE–ENE horizon here and at other upland Auwahi sites

DTM-generated visualizations of the horizons to the NE and ENE at seven upland Auwahi heiau, showing the rising position of the Pleiades around AD 1600 (blue line) and June solstice sun (dark yellow line). The rising path of the sun at the equinoxes (lighter yellow line) also appears in some of the profiles. (Graphics by Andrew Smith; colour version of figure 4.11 in the book)

  • For a site plan see figure 6.6 in the book.
  • For orientation data see the Additional tables page.
  • For all-round horizon profiles at this site see the All-round profiles page.

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