The O'ahu Burial Council has determined there are no human burials at the site of a controversial construction project in Waimanalo.

The city is building a park here at Sherwoods, but the project came to a halt after an artifact was discovered at the construction site. Those against development argue this land is culturally significant and that there are bones -- or iwi kupuna -- buried here.

The O'ahu Island Burial Council met with the city's contracted archaeologists about the issue Wednesday.

The Star Advertiser reports that after speaking with archaeologists, the burial council found no reason to believe there are human burials in phase one of the construction site.

However, the chair of the burial council says more archaeological testing should be done. Opponents from group "Save Our Sherwoods" want construction to stop, and say testing for iwi kupuna has been "insufficient."

They've been protesting the city's plan to convert part of the forest into a park and sports complex for months. A few weeks ago, 27 people were arrested while attempting to block construction.

No word on when construction will resume.