The first burials were found along the projected rail route on Oahu, according to Civil Beat.
Members of the Oahu Burial Council, a spokesperson for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and state officials were at the burial site Thursday morning.
The chair of the Oahu Burial Council said the iwi was found Wednesday evening.
The State Historic Preservation Division said a single human bone fragment was found during an archaeological inventory survey in Kakaako.
Officials with the Historic Preservation Division and the Oahu Burial Council agreed to leave the bone fragment in place for the time being, and have asked the archaeological firm to continue excavating the surrounding area.
Native Hawaiian burials was the subject of a Hawaii Supreme Court case that led to HART ceasing construction on the rail project.
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