Project updates and links to related information
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.
Read about Dr. Van Tilburg and EISP in UCLA’s College Report Alumni Spotlight.
November 1-4, 2015 4:15 pm
GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Richard Dunn will present a paper co-authored by Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg on paleobotanical data from our excavations.
January 14, 2013 7:30 pm
AIA Society Event
Dr. Van Tilburg will discuss the latest news from the excavations including reconstructing the paleoenivronment, technology and conservation.
April 23-27, 2014
SAA 79th Annual Meeting
Dr. Van Tilburg will discuss her work on Easter Island at the Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Van Tilburg and the EISP field team discuss their work and recent excavations here.
See Dr. Van Tilburg discuss Thor Heyerdahl here.
Read AIA President Elizabeth Bartman’s letter in the most recent issue of Archaeology here.
Read about Dr. Van Tilburg and EISP in UCLA’s Daily Bruin here.
Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg was interviewed for a segment on the project’s recent discoveries. Watch the full video here.
Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg helps the Detetive Virtual spread the truth about the statue’s bodies. Watch the full video here.
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.
The EISP team proudly carried The Explorers Club Flag #50 to the field in July 2011. Read the full report here.
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.
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).
The more we learn about the remote island from archaeologists and researchers, the more intriguing it becomes
By Paul Trachtman
Smithsonian magazine, March 2002
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.
by Jo Anne Van Tilburg
Foreword by John Mack
Hardcover, 232 pages
30 color and 124 B&W illustrations
Smithsonian Press (October 1995)
Order a signed copy from EISP: $80
Jo Anne Van Tilburg
Edited by Rand Eppich and Amel Chabbi
Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2007.