ROUND TOP DRIVE BURIAL RECOVERY
PCSI provided quick-response archaeological services to the City and County of Honolulu in support of emergency repairs along Round Top Drive in Honolulu. The emergency repairs were necessitated by landslides resulting from large storms that closed the roadway.
PCSI was called into the project in after excavations at the site inadvertently unearthed human skeletal remains. Our archaeologists were tasked with recovering the remains for reinterment and with preparing a burial recovery report to comply with Hawaii Administrative Rules. PCSI’s staff Osteologist identified and classified the remains, providing full compliance with State and Federal requirements applicable to inadvertent burial discoveries.
After completing the initial burial recovery, PCSI remained at the site for another month, providing archaeological monitoring during the remaining excavation activities. Additional human remains were recovered by PCSI during the monitoring phase.
Our rapid, focused response enabled the City to continue the emergency repairs without significant impact to the project schedule and costs.