Makauwahi Cave

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Makauwahi sinkhole - enatrance in the cave
Makauwahi sinkhole - enatrance in the cave. / Mary and Andrew, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
The largest limestone cave in Hawaii, the richest fossil find in Pacific. Graveyard of ancient Hawaiians. The cave contains a sinkhole with a lake. This lake contains a 10,000 years-long history of sedimentation thus providing a very detailed and precise timeline of a natural evolution in Hawai’i. Here have been found remnants of numerous species of extinct birds.

Location, GPS coordinates: 21.88842 N 159.41877 W
Categories: Caves, Fossil finds, Prehistoric and ancient cemeteries
Values: Geology, Biology, Archaeology, Visual
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Where is located? Oceania, United States, Hawaii, south of Kaua’i island

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