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Rock Art Network

www.rockartnetwork.net
The Rock Art Network, established by the Getty Conservation Institute and the Bradshaw Foundation, comprises individuals and institutions committed to the promotion, protection, and conservation of rock art globally.

Posted on October 29th, 2019 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

Jo Anne nose the answer on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! Bluff the Listener segment, May 4, 2019.

Posted on July 12th, 2019 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

BYU Radio, Top of Mind with Juile Rose

BYU Radio, Top of Mind with Juile Rose, July 1, 2019

Listen to the interview with Jo Anne Van Tiburg here.

Posted on July 12th, 2019 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Explorer’s Club 2019 Summer Video Report

President's Video Report – Summer 2019 from The Explorers Club on Vimeo.

Flag# 50 – 7/10/2011 to 8/10/2011 Easter Island Statue Project, Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Ph.D., FN ‘09

Flag# 50 – 7/10/2011 to 8/10/2011
Easter Island Statue Project, Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Ph.D., FN ‘09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the 2011 Flag #50 Report Here

Posted on July 12th, 2019 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

CBS 60 Minutes Interview

Jo Anne was interviewed by Anderson Cooper for CBS 60 Minutes, airing Easter Sunday April 21, 2019. Watch the video and read the transcript online!

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Full segment: “Easter Island’s famous moai statues slowly fading away”, CBS 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper, April 21, 2019.
 

 
 

Online extra: “Why did people stop building statues on Easter Island?”, CBS 60 Minutes Overtime, April 21, 2019.
 

 

 

UCLA Newsroom article:

The stone faces and human problems on Easter Island

Archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg continues to seek insight from the statues and for the living descendants of their makers

 

Posted on April 19th, 2019 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

“Eating Up Easter” Film by Sergio M. Rapu

Today Rapa Nui is a major tourist destination fully linked into the digital world and facing all of its many challenges. We are very excited about a new documentary Eating Up Easter made by Sergio Rapu, a young Rapanui filmmaker and good friend. His film tells a harrowing tale of important conservation problems but also points the way forward to the future for the island and for all of us.

Film trailer:

 

Twin Cities Public TV interviews Rapanui filmmaker Sergio M. Rapu about his film Eating Up Easter, addressing the impact of rapid growth in tourism on Rapa Nui. Watch the Almanac segment online.

Posted on April 12th, 2019 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Dr. Matisoo-Smith lecture at Brown University

Recent Advances in Understanding the Human Settlement of the Pacific
Dr. Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith (University of Otago)
February 20, 2019, Brown University
AIA’s Jo Anne Van Tilburg Lecture Series
Watch a video of the lecture here: Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith – Recent Advances in Understanding the Human Settlement of the Pacific

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Dr. Van Tilburg presents at University of St. Thomas, April 5, 2019

2018-2019 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Friday, April 5, 2019 , 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

O’Shaughnessy Educational Center (OEC) Auditorium

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

More information here.

Posted on January 10th, 2019 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

BBC Up All Night

Jo Anne Van Tilburg was interviewed by Rhod Sharp for BBC’s Up All Night on November 27, 2018. Listen here, interview starts at timecode 3:25:00.

Posted on December 14th, 2018 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

PBS Newshour “Can Easter Island’s treasures withstand storms of climate change?”

EISP was featured on PBS NewsHour Cultures At Risk segment “Can Easter Island’s treasures withstand storms of climate change?” on June 26, 2018. Watch the video on the PBS site.

PBS Newshour, June 26, 2018

PBS Newshour, June 26, 2018

Posted on July 5th, 2018 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage

Visit the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s website to learn more about their worldwide voyage.

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

UCLA Newsroom – “Archaeologist digs deep to reveal Easter Island torsos”

Jo Anne Van Tilburg with two workers from her Rapa Nui team of diggers. © Easter Island Statue Project.

Jo Anne Van Tilburg with two workers from her Rapa Nui team of diggers. © Easter Island Statue Project.

Read an article about Dr. Van Tilburg and her team archived from UCLA Today.

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by admin | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Upcoming Events

North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) 2016 Annual Meeting
October 20, 2016
Alice Hom will present “Mapping the Monolithic Statue Quarries of Easter Island (Rapa Nui)”


 

The Australian National University, Canberra

The Jack Golson Lecture

October 26, 2016, 6pm

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Identity and Katherine Routledge’s Fieldnotes: Reading Between the Lines

Jo Anne Van Tilburg

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Posted on September 28th, 2016 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Interview on WGN Radio

Listen to Dr. Van Tilburg talk with David Hoekstra about Easter Island culture, the expanding tourism industry, her recent journey to the island with Jimmy Buffett, and the importance of statue preservation.

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

UCLA College Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read about Dr. Van Tilburg and EISP in UCLA’s College Report Alumni Spotlight.

Posted on July 8th, 2015 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Interviewed by ABC News

 

Dr. Van Tilburg and the EISP field team discuss their work and recent excavations here.

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Interviewed in Aftenposten

 

See Dr. Van Tilburg discuss Thor Heyerdahl here.

Posted on January 14th, 2013 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Featured in Archaeology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read AIA President Elizabeth Bartman’s letter in the most recent issue of Archaeology here.

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Featured in Daily Bruin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read about Dr. Van Tilburg and EISP in UCLA’s Daily Bruin here.

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Featured on msnbc.com

 

 

Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg was interviewed for a segment on the project’s recent discoveries. Watch the full video here.

Posted on June 18th, 2012 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Featured on TV Globo

 

Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg helps the Detetive Virtual spread the truth about the statue’s bodies. Watch the full video here.

Posted on June 18th, 2012 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Featured in UCLA Today

 

EISP’s Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg was interviewed for an article on the project’s excavation in UCLA Today. Read the full article here.

Posted on May 30th, 2012 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Featured in The Explorers Club

 

 

 

 

 

The EISP team proudly carried The Explorers Club Flag #50 to the field in July 2011. Read the full report here.

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Featured in Revista de Arqueología

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The EISP Conservation Initiative and excavation of two statues in Rano Raraku is featured in the cover story of Revista de Arqueología, No 368. Read the full text at Revista de Arqueología.

Posted on December 16th, 2011 by Deidre Whitmore | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Featured in Américas Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

The conservation efforts surrounding the world famous monuments of Easter Island are featured in the Américas, Nov/Dec 2011 issue. Read the full text at Saving the Moai by Chris Hardman (pdf).

Posted on December 5th, 2011 by Deidre Whitmore | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Featured in Smithsonian magazine

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The more we learn about the remote island from archaeologists and researchers, the more intriguing it becomes
By Paul Trachtman
Smithsonian magazine, March 2002

Posted on January 13th, 2010 by Julia Newbold | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Feature in Archaeology Magazine

Archaeology magazine May/June 2009
The laser scanning of Hoa Hakananai’a is featured in the cover story of Archaeology, May/June 2009 issue. Read the full text on the magazine website.

Posted on May 15th, 2009 by EISP Staff | Categories: Recent News & Links |

Easter Island: Archaeology, Ecology, and Culture

by Jo Anne Van Tilburg
Foreword by John Mack

Easter Island book cover

Hardcover, 232 pages
30 color and 124 B&W illustrations
Smithsonian Press (October 1995)
Order a signed copy from EISP: $80

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Posted on May 7th, 2009 by EISP Staff | Categories: Publications, Recent News & Links |

Among Stone Giants: The Life of Katherine Routledge and Her Remarkable Expedition to Easter Island

Jo Anne Van Tilburg
Among Stone Giants by Jo Anne Van Tilburg


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Posted on May 6th, 2009 by EISP Staff | Categories: Publications, Recent News & Links |

Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places

Volume II: Illustrated Examples

Edited by Rand Eppich and Amel Chabbi
Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2007.
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Posted on May 4th, 2009 by EISP Staff | Categories: Publications, Recent News & Links |