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Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Ph.D. Bibliography


Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA

Director
Easter Island Statue Project
UCLA Rock Art Archive

Recent and In Press Publications

“Petrographic analysis of thin-sections of samples from two monolithic statues (moai), Rapa Nui (Easter Island)” with Adrienne L. Kaeppler, Marshall Weisler, Claudio Cristino and Angela Spitzer. Journal of the Polynesian Society 2008.

“GPS Mapping, Archaeological Database Management and the Conservation of Easter Island Statues.” In R. Eppich, ed. Illustrated Examples: Recording Documentation and Information Management for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage Places. With C. Arévalo P. and A. Hom. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 2008.

“Archaeology and Ancient Aesthetics: Mapping the Sculptural Imagination of Rapa Nui” with C. Arévalo P. VII International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific. Los Osos: Gotland University and the Easter Island Foundation, in press 2009.

“Lost and Found: Tracking the Orongo Doorpost.” VII International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific. Los Osos: Gotland University and the Easter Island Foundation, in press 2009.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Atlas of Easter Island Statues with C. Arévalo P. 2009.

“Captured Visions: Rock Art of the Little Lake Ranch, Rose Valley, CA” with G. Hull, J.C. Bretney and the Little Lake Research Group, 2009.

“Les Pétroglyphes de L’Ile de Paques” Henri Lavachery (1939), trans. and ed. with A. Chabi, 2010.

Easter Island and Oceania: Pre-dissertation Publications, Symposia and Presentations, 1982-1986

“Easter Island rock art.” With G. Lee. Archaeology, Nov./Dec., 1982.

“The Easter Island Statue Carving Tradition: An Overview Including its Relationship to a Similar Tradition in the Marquesas.” Paper prepared for the UREP participants, EISP. On file, EISP, 1983.

“Three unusual stone figures from Easter Island.” Paper read and abstract published, 4th Annual Meeting of the So. CA Colloquium on the Arts of Africa, Oceania and Native America. Ms on file, EISP. Los Angeles: UCLA Museum of Cultural History, 5 May 1984a.

“Portable stone sculpture from Easter Island: Artifacts or ‘airport art’? Some guidelines for evaluation.” Paper on file, EISP. 1984b

“Easter Island: New Pieces in an Ancient Puzzle.” Archaeology, July/August, pp. 58-61, 1984c.

“Easter Island statues.” Actas del Primer Congreso Internacional Isla de Pascua y Polinesia Oriental, C. Cristino, P. Vargas and R. Izaurieta, eds. Santiago: Instituto de Estudios, Universidad de Chile, 1985.

“Power and symbol: The stylistic analysis of Easter Island monolithic sculpture.” Ph.D. dissertation, UCLA, 1986a.

“Red scoria on Easter Island: Sculpture, artifacts, architecture. In B. Dillon, ed. Journal of New World Archaeology, vol. VII, no. 1. Los Angeles: UCLA Institute of Archaeology, pp. 1-28, 1986b.

“The Evolution and Interaction of Dominant-Subordinate Group Ideology on Easter Island: The Archaeological and Iconographic Evidence.” Paper delivered at the 51st Annual Meeting, Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, April. On file, EISP,1986c.

“Easter Island Statues: Observations on Preservation and Protection of a Cultural Resource.” Report prepared for Instituto de Estudios, Isla de Pascua. Eight copies distributed to Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales, CONAF, ICCROM, and other Chilean agencies. Copy on file, EISP and UCLA Rock Art Archive, 1986d.

Easter Island and Oceania: Post-dissertation Publications, Symposia and Presentations, 1987-1990

“Symbolic archaeology on Easter Island.” Archaeology March/April, pp. 26-33, 1987a.

“Larger than life: The form and function of Easter Island monolithic sculpture.” In Musées Royaux D’Art et D’Histoire Bulletin vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 111-130, 1987b.

“Symbolic stratigraphy: Rock art and the monolithic statues of Easter Island” with G. Lee, World Archaeology 19 (2), 133-45, 1987c. [pdf, 11MB]

“A Preliminary Typology of Monolithic Stone Sculpture in Archaeological Contexts, Republic of Belau (Palau), Micronesia.” Paper prepared for participants in the Belau Monolithic Sculpture Project, 1987d.

“Easter Island Monolithic Statues and the Symbolic Depiction of Rank Differential.” Paper presented in the symposium entitled “Post-processual studies n the Pacific Island Archaeology and Ethnohistory,” J. Van Tilburg, chair; 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Toronto, Canada, May. On file, EISP. 1987e.

“Stylistic variation of dorsal design on Easter Island statues.” In Clava, J.M. Ramírez, ed. Museo Sociedad Fonck 4, 95-108, Viña del Mar, Chile, 1988a.

“Easter Island statue type, part two: The moai as socio-political feature.” With L. González and P. Vargas. In Archaeology, vol. 1, First International Congress Easter Island and East Polynesia, C. Cristino, P. Vargas, R. Izaurieta and R. Budd, eds. Santiago: Universidad de Chile, pp. 150-164, 1988b.

“Easter Island statue type, part three: The moai as ideological symbol.” In Archaeology, vol. 1, First International Congress Easter Island and East Polynesia, C. Cristino, P. Vargas, R. Izaurieta and R. Budd, eds. Santiago: Universidad de Chile, PP. 164-173, 1988c.

“Transition and transformation of Easter Island sculpture: Recent archaeological evidence.” With P. Vargas. Ms on file, EISP. Paper read and abstract published, 12th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, [n.d.] 1988d.

“Navel der Aarde” Review. Rapa Nui Journal 2 (2) 10. 1988e.

“Response to ‘The Ancient Soclar Observatories of Rapa Nui'” Rapa Nui Journal 2 (2) 4 1988f.

“Easter Island statue project: 1989 field season preliminary report.” MS on file, UCLA Rock Art Archive. Report to the National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. [n.d.] 1989.

“Respect for Rapa Nui: Exhibition and conservation of Easter Island stone statues.” Antiquity 64, 49-58. 1990a.

“Assessment of damage to Easter Island statues.” Pacific Arts: The Journal of the Pacific Arts Association, nos. 1 and 2, pp. 26-29, Jan. and July, 1990b.

Easter Island and Oceania: Publications, Symposia and Presentations, 1991-2007

“Easter Island statue project: Report of 1991 Field Work. Report on file, UCLA Rock Art Archive and Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales, Santiago de Chile, [n.d.] 1991.

“Anthropomorphic stone monoliths on the islands of Oreor and Babeldaob, Republic of Belau (Pelau), Micronesia.” Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Occasional Paper 31, 3-62. 1991a. [pdf, 41MB]

“Easter Island: The mystery solved.” Review. Archaeology, Jan./Feb., pp. 74-9, 1991b.

“Easter Island Disaster.” Archaeology March/April, 1991c.

“HMS Topaze on Easter Island: Hoa Hakanana’a and five other museum sculptures in archaeological context.” London: British Museum Press Occasional Paper 73, 1992a.

“Stone sentinels.” In Mysteries of Mankind. G. Stuart, ed. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society Special Publications, 70-91, 1992b.

“Land of Projection.” In Land of Projection, a media installation by B. Yonemoto and N. Yonemoto. Los Angeles: Japanese American Cultural Center, Jan./Feb, 1992c.

“The use of photogrammetry, laser scan and computer assisted drafting to define relationships between Easter Island statue morphology, transport technology and social organization.” In The Evolution and Organisation of Prehistoric Society in Polynesia, M.W. Graves and R.C. Green, eds. Auckland: New Zealand Archaeological Association Monograph 19, 87-102, 1993a.

“First Heyerdahl, now Hollywood.” Archaeology, 46 (4), 72, 1993b.

“When the experts make mistakes: Observations on the preservation of Easter Island monolithic sculpture.” In P.J.C. Dark and R.G. Rose, eds. Artistic Heritage of a Changing Pacific. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 25-34, 1993c.

“Pseudoscience and Commodification in the Pacific: Selling Easter Island as Myth, Mystery and Metaphor.” Paper on file, EISP, 1993d.

“Thor Heyerdahl” Draft for Obituary. Paper on file, EISP. 1993e.

Easter Island Archaeology, Ecology and Culture. London: British Museum Press and Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

“Moving the moai: Transporting the megaliths of Easter Island: How did they do it?” Archaeology, Jan./Feb.: 34-43. 1995.

“Katherine Scoresby Routledge and the Mana Expedition to Easter Island in 1914-15: Two Exhibitions, in Easter Island and London.” Pacific Arts nos. 11 & 12, p. 103-04, 1996a.

“Easter Island (Rapa Nui) archaeology since 1955: Some thoughts on progress, problems and potential.” In Oceanic Culture History: Essays in Honour of Roger Green. J.M. Davidson et al eds. Auckland: New Zealand Journal of Archaeology Special Publication, pp. 555-577, 1996b. [pdf, 25MB]

“Mechanics, logistics and economics of transporting Easter Island (Rapa Nui) statues. Rapa Nui Journal, vol. 10 (4), 110-115, 1996c.

“Rising to the Occasion: Isolation, Human Induced Environmental Change and Social Process on Easter Island (Rapa Nui). In B.H. Dahlin (ed.) Prospectus for Environmental Change & the Fate of Civilizations: Lessons from the Past, 1996d.

“Specific gravity of Rano Raraku tuff.” With C. Cristino. Ms on file, EISP, 1997.

“Experimental Archaeology: The Moai Vaka Project.” With T. Ralston, Johannes Van Tilburg and others. Ms and original pre-test and test descriptions, including video, on file, EISP. Text available: www.eisp.org. and www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/easter. Los Angeles, CA and Easter Island, 1998.

“Experimental Archaeology on Easter Island: Transporting a Replica Monolithic Sculpture.” Paper delivered at the 64th Annual Meeting, Society for American Archaeology symposium, “Looking at Labor: New Archaeological Perspectives.” Chicago: Abstracts of the Annual Meeting, 23, 1999.

“Double Canoes on Easter Island? Reassessing the Orongo Petroglyph Evidence” In P. Vargas, ed. Easter Island and East Polynesian Prehistory. Santiago: Universidad de Chile, 131-146, 1999a.

“Easter Island Statue Inventory and Documentation: A Status Report,” with P. Vargas in P. Vargas (ed.) Easter Island and East Polynesian Prehistory. Santiago: Universidad de Chile, 187-194, 1999b.

“Engineers of Easter Island” with T. Ralston. Archaeology Nov./Dec. Reprinted in Archaeology: Annual Editions, McGraw Hill/Dushkin, 105-109, 1999c.

“Easter Island.” In P.N. Peregrine and M. Ember, eds. Encyclopedia of Prehistory, Vol. 3 East Asia and Oceania. New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers with the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University, 2000a.

“Changing Faces: Rapa Nui Statues in the Social Landscape.” In. E. Kjellgren, ed. Splendid Isolation: Art of Easter Island. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University, 24-31, 2000b.

Review of “Death of a Moai: Easter Island Statues: Their Nature, Deterioration and Conservation, A. Elena Charola. In Pacific Arts, the Journal of the Pacific Arts Association, nos. 23, 24, p. 120, 2000c.

“Easter Island: Statues and Survival.” Symposium Chair. With J. Diamond, D. Steadman, and B. Rollett. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution and the Embajada de Chile, 2000d.

“Statues and Survival on Easter Island.” In B. Fagin, ed. The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World. London: Thames and Hudson, 211-215, 2001.

“The Rapa Nui Carver’s Perspective: Notes and Observations on the Experimental Replication of Monolithic Sculpture (Moai), with C. Arévalo Pakarati. In A. Herle et al. eds. Changing Themes in the Study of Pacific Art. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2002a.

Obituary: “Thor Heyerdahl.” In The Guardian. Text available: www.guardian.co.uk 9 April 2002b.

“O.G.S. Crawford and the Mana Expedition to Easter Island (Rapa Nui), 1913-1915. Journal of the Polynesian Society 111(1), 65-78, 2002c.

“Easter Island’s Ethnographic Triangle: Métraux, Routledge, and Juan Tepano.” MS on file, EISP. Paper delivered in the Smithsonian Institution’s invited symposium, American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA, The Ethnographer’s Discipline: Alfred Métraux (1906-1963) in his Centenary, 2002d.

“Easter Island Statues and History: How the Statues Were Moved.” Text written for site placards and “The Guide.” Easter Island: CONAF and Department of Education and Diffusion, Museo Antropológico P. Sebastián Englert 2002e.

“Towards a New Perspective on Rapa Nui: A Data-Rich Model for Archaeological Explanation and Reconstruction.” With C. Cristino F., P. Vargas C., Universidad de Chile. Paper prepared for the Society of American Archaeology 64th Annual Meeting, Denver, 2003a.

“Archaeological Data Interpretation, the Polynesian Cosmogonic Tradition, and Moai Style.” With P. Vargas C. and C. Cristino F, Universidad de Chile. Paper prepared for the Society of American Archaeology 64th Annual Meeting, Denver, 2003b.

“Sourcing Easter Island’s Trachyte Statues” (with I. Meighan and B.N. Hartwell). Worlds apart? Human settlement and biota of Islands. MS on file, EISP. Paper presented at the Association for Environmental Archaeology Symposium, School of Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast, 24-25 April, 2003c.

Among Stone Giants: The Life of Katherine Routledge and her Remarkable Expedition to Easter Island. New York: Scribner’s, 2003d.

“Spirited Explorer: Katherine Routledge’s encounter with the mysteries of Easter Island.” Archaeology. September/October, 50-53, 2003e.

“Among Stone Giants.” National Geographic Live! A dramatized presentation with Dana Ivey in the role of Katherine Routledge. Washington, D.C., Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Society, 2003f.

“Mind Over Matter: Science, Truth and Lies.” A panel discussion with K.C. Cole, Michael Shermer and Carol Muske-Dukes. MS on file, EISP. Pasadena, CA.: PEN USA, 2003g.

“Easter Island: New Technology Leads to New Findings.” Smithsonian Associate Campus on the Mall. Washington, D.C., 2003h.

“A Skeptic on Easter Island: Sex, Lies and Fieldnotes.” MS on file, EISP. Video and text available: www.skeptic.com Pasadena, CA: The Skeptics Society. Cal Tech., 2003i.

“Among Stone Giants.” Lecture. MS on file, EISP. Santa Ana, CA.: The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art 1 June 2003j.

“Women Writing Science” With K.C. Cole, M.G. Lord, Dava Sobel, and Margaret Wertheim. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Panel presentations and discussion (LA Times 20 April) 2003k.

“Rapa Nui (Isola de Pasqua).” In Gaetano Confini (ed.) Enciclopedia Archeologica: Americhe Oceania. Rome: Istituto della Fondata Da Giovanni Treccani, 970-972, 2004a.

“Anakena” In Gaetano Confini (ed.) Enciclopedia Archeologica: Americhe Oceania. Rome: Istituto della Fondata Da Giovanni Treccani, 893-894, 2004b.

“Orongo” In Gaetano Confini (ed.) Enciclopedia Archeologica: Americhe Oceania. Rome: Istituto della Fondata Da Giovanni Treccani, 961, 2004c.

“Rano Raraku” In Gaetano Confini (ed.) Enciclopedia Archeologica: Americhe Oceania. Rome: Istituto della Fondata Da Giovanni Treccani, 969-970, 2004d.

“Vinapu” In Gaetano Confini (ed.) Enciclopedia Archeologica: Americhe Oceania. Rome: Istituto della Fondata Da Giovanni Treccani, 889, 2004e.

“The Mana Expedition to Easter Island (Rapa Nui): Archaeology and Ethnology in Light of History.” In B. Dillon and M. Boxt, eds. Archaeology Without Limits: Papers in Honor of Clement W. Meighan. Lancaster, CA.: Labyrinthos Press, 463-80. 2004f. [pdf, 12MB]

“Getting the Picture: Archaeological Inventory, Database Imagery and the Preservation of Easter Island Statues.” Paper delivered, Getty Conservation Institute. Ms on file, EISP and UCLA Rock Art Archive 2004g.

“Easter Island Statues.” Paper presented, Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica College. 2004h.

Hoa Hakananai’a. Objects in Focus Series. London: The British Museum Press, 2004i.

“Easter Island’s Ethnographic Triangle: Métraux, Routledge and Juan Tepano”. Paper delivered at the symposium “The Ethnographers’ Discipline: Alfred Métraux (1906-1963) in his Centenary.” Washington, D.C.: The Embassy of Switzerland and the Smithsonian Institution. 2004j.

“The Man of Easter Island and Among Stone Giants” with Thomas Lavachery and E. Krebs. Screening of original film documentary and discussion. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium. Book World, Washington Post, 3 May. 2004k.

“Megaliths and Mariners: Experimental Archaeology on Easter Island.” With T. Ralston. In K.L. Johnson, ed. Onward and Upward: Papers in Honor of Clement W. Meighan. Chico, CA: Stansbury Publishing, 279-306, 2005b. [pdf, 16MB]

“The Easter Island Statue Project (EISP), GPS Mapping of Rano Raraku Interior, and Moai Conservation.” With C. Arévalo Pakarati, P. Boniface, and A. Hom. In C.M. Stevenson et al., eds. The Reñaca Papers: VI International Conference on Rapa Nui and the Pacific, Viña del Mar, Chile. Los Osos, CA.: Easter Island Foundation, 483-92, 2005c.[pdf, 15MB]

“Response to S.A. Moore.” Invited letter, Archaeology Odyssey, 2005d.

“Easter Island’s Ethnographic Triangle: Métraux, Routledge, and Juan Tepano” Paper delivered at the Pacific Arts Association Annual Meeting, Salem, Mass, 2005e.

“The Candle and the Mirror: Edith Wharton (1862-1937) and Katherine Routledge (1866-1935).” Civilized Living Lecture Series at the Edith Wharton Foundation, The Mount, Lenox, Mass., 2005f.

Remote Possibilities: Hoa Hakananai’a and HSM Topaze on Easter Island. Research Paper 158. London: British Museum Press, 2006a.

“Mapping Easter Island: New Methods and Old Thinking.” AIA National Lecture Series, San Diego Chapter AIA, 2006b.

“Rock of Ages: An Essay Not Carved in Stone.” In D. Schienbaum and J. Russek Stone – A Substantial Witness. Santa Fe: University of New Mexico Press, 2006c.

“Reporte Proyecto de las Estatuas, 2002-2007.” Reporte to the Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales, Chile, 2007.

“GPS Mapping, Archaeological Database Management and the Conservation of Easter Island Statues.” In R. Eppich, ed. Illustrated Examples: Recording Documentation and Information Management for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage Places. With C. Arévalo P. et al. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 2008a.

“Archaeology and Ancient Aesthetics: Mapping the Sculptural Imagination of Rapa Nui” with C. Arévalo P. VII International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific. Los Osos: Gotland University and the Easter Island Foundation, 2008b.

“Lost and Found: Tracking the Orongo Doorpost.” VII International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific. Los Osos: Gotland University and the Easter Island Foundation, 2008c.

“Among Stone Giants.” Lecture, Royal Geographical Society with the IBG, 17 March, 2008d.

California Rock Art Publications and Presentations, 1981-2006

“Rock Art of California.” The Exchange, Journal of Native American Philanthropic News., vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 19-21, 1981a.

Prehistoric Indian rock art: Issues and concerns. Report of the 1980 conference proceedings. J. Van Tilburg and C.W. Meighan, eds. Los Angeles: UCLA Institute of Archaeology Monograph XIX, 1981b.

“Conference follow-up: New directions” In Prehistoric Indian rock art: Issues and concerns. J. Van Tilburg and C.W. Meighan, eds. Los Angeles: UCLA Institute of Archaeology Monograph XIX, 1981c.

Ancient Images on Stone, ed. Los Angeles: Special Publication, UCLA Institute of Archaeology, 1982a.

“Of art and artists: The rock art of California.” In Ancient Images on Stone J. Van Tilburg, ed. Los Angeles: Special Publication, UCLA Institute of Archaeology, 1982b.

“Rock art: Treasures of ancient America.” Review. American Anthropologist, 1984.

“Hidden places.” Review. Archaeology. March/April, 1985.

The Church Rock Petroglyph Site: Field Documentation and Preliminary Analysis. With. F. Bock and A.J.Bock. Original field date and MS on file, UCLA Rock Art Archive. Redding, CA.: Redding Museum Occasional Paper 4, 1987.

“Rock Art Archive: Twenty years of rock art tradition at UCLA.” Handbook and Mission Statement, UCLA Rock Art Archive. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA [n.d.] 1997 (revised, 1998a).

“From My Island to Yours: Remarks made on ‘A Celebration of the Lives & Careers of Two Exceptional Archaeologists’.” Manuscript File, UCLA Rock Art Archive. Text available: www.ioa.ucla.edu Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, 5 March 1998b.

“Lavic Lake: Computerized database of photographic imagery.” Original data on file, NREA Directorate. Los Angeles: UCLA Rock Art Archive and NREA Directorate, 1999a.

“Foxtrot: Computerized database of photographic imagery.” Original data on file, NREA Directorate. Los Angeles: UCLA Rock Art Archive and NREA Directorate, 1999b.

“Clement W. Meighan and the Rock Art of the Channel Islands: Afterward.” Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 36 (2), 25-29, 2000.

“Advanced Rock Art Recording Workshop.” UCLA Rock Art Archive and the California Archaeological Society Site Stewardship Program. Report available: www.cassp.org. Ridgecrest, CA.: Maturango Museum, 2003.

“The UCLA Rock Art Archive: Collections and Research Possibilities.” Ms on file, UCLA Rock Art Archive. Irvine: Orange County Archaeological Society, 2004.

“UCLA Collects! Bodies of Knowledge.” Text for UCLA Rock Art Archive image contribution and guest curator, with M. Berns. Manuscript and original images on file, UCLA Rock Art Archive. Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 2005.

“New Discoveries in California Rock Art” UCLA Extension Division one day program, March, 2006.

On-Going Original Database Research and Digital File Creation

“Easter Island State Project (EISP).” Computerized Image Catalog and Site Database, Easter Island Monolithic Statues, 1982-present.

“Captured Visions: Rock Art on Little Lake Ranch, Rose Valley, California.” Computerized Image Catalog and Site Database, with G. Hull, J.C. Bretney and the Little Lake Research Group, UCLA Rock Art Archive, 1999-present.

Rano Raraku Mapping Project Preliminary Report can be found on-line @ www.easterislandstatueproject.org The complete “Report/Reporte” of the project and the statues in the interior, presented to the Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales, Santiago de Chile, is on-file, UCLA Rock Art Archive and EISP office, 2007.

“Easter Island Statue Project (EISP) Rano Raraku Research and Statue Conservation Initiative, 2009-2014.” Proposal to the Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales, on file, ULCA Rock Art Archive and EISP office, 2008.

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