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Articles relating to EISP research and fieldwork

  1. Field Season I
  2. Field Season II
  3. Field Season III
  4. Field Season IV
  5. Field Season V
  6. Fly to our Excavation Site!
  7. Join Us in a Monumental Task
  8. Meet our EISP Excavation Crew!
  9. Letter from Easter Island

An overview of explorers and Rapanui informants who have collected and documented the island culture

  1. Back Story: Archaeological Inventory Project
  2. Easter Island’s Ethnographic Triangle:
  3. The Candle or the Mirror: Edith Jones Wharton (1862-1937) and Katherine Pease Routledge (1866-1935)
  4. Writing Routledge: Her Field Notes and Their Value to Science

Katherine Scoresby Routledge and the Mana Expedition

  1. Easter Island’s Ethnographic Triangle:
  2. The Candle or the Mirror: Edith Jones Wharton (1862-1937) and Katherine Pease Routledge (1866-1935)
  3. Writing Routledge: Her Field Notes and Their Value to Science
  1. Easter Island Quadrangle Map
  2. Getting the Picture: Archaeological Inventory, Database Imagery, and Preservation of Easter Island Statues
  3. Statue Distribution Map
  4. The Easter Island Statue Project Archive and Database

EISP compiles an inventory of Rapanui objects located in museum collections around the world

  1. Hoa Hakananai’a Laser Scan Project
  2. Documenting Objects in Museums and Collections
  3. Moai at the Fonck Museum, Viña Del Mar, Chile
  4. Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago de Chile
  5. Smithsonian Moai SI-WDC-001

Rano Raraku Quarry Survey

  1. Easter Island Statue Project History: July-August 2002
  2. Easter Island Statue Project History: October-November 2002
  3. Easter Island Statue Project History: 2003
  4. Easter Island Statue Project History: 2004
  5. Easter Island Statue Project History: 2005-2006
  6. Getting the Picture: Archaeological Inventory, Database Imagery, and Preservation of Easter Island Statues
  7. GPS Mapping of Rano Raraku Interior
  8. Rano Raraku Interior, Moai RR-03C-011
  9. Easter Island: total land area of Rapa Nui
  10. Forthcoming Publication: Atlas of Easter Island Statues
  1. Forthcoming Publication: Atlas of Easter Island Statues

Research Documents and Publications

  1. Ahu Akahanga 07-581
  2. Ahu Akahanga 07-584
  3. Ahu O’Pepe 20-001
  4. Ahu Tangi Uka
  5. Ahu Tongariki: Moai 14-548-009
  6. Ahu Vai Mata 32-059 & Moai 32-023-001
  7. Ahu Vaihu 06-255
  8. Ahu Vinapu: Moai 02-210-004
  9. Bas-relief Dorsal Designs
  10. Basalt Statue, PSE 84
  11. Statue Material & Base Shape Distribution Histograms
  12. Easter Island Quadrangle Map
  13. Fieldwork on the Islands of Oreor and Babeldaob, Republic of Belau (Palau), Micronesia, 1987
  14. Getting the Picture: Archaeological Inventory, Database Imagery, and Preservation of Easter Island Statues
  15. Makemake Rock Art Motifs
  16. Measuring Calipers
  17. Moai A Hani
  18. Moai at the Fonck Museum, Viña Del Mar, Chile
  19. Moai Paro Digital Reconstruction
  20. Palau Statue Survey Map & Data Table: 1987
  21. Rano Raraku Exterior Quarry: Moai sketches and neck tracings (RR-002-077)
  22. Rano Raraku Interior, Moai RR-03C-011
  23. Rano Raraku Slope, Small Moai “Little Tukuturi”
  24. Sketch of Rano Raraku Exterior Quarry
  25. Smithsonian Moai SI-WDC-001
  26. Statue Distribution Map
  27. Statue Shape Variation
  28. Statues Along Transport Roads
  29. Trachite Statue, Ahu 1, Poike
  30. Trachite Statue, Poike
  31. Transport Experiment: Measurement Diagrams & Models
  32. Vinapu Pukao, 02-210
  33. Ahu Akahanga, Moai 07-585-001
  34. Among Stone Giants: The Life of Katherine Routledge and Her Remarkable Expedition to Easter Island
  35. Easter Island: Archaeology, Ecology, and Culture
  36. EISP Publications Order Form
  37. Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places
  38. Remote Possibilities: Hoa Hakananai’a and HMS Topaze on Rapa Nui
  39. School of the Pacific Islands in Belau

Comparative studies across Polynesian cultures add insight into the development of Rapa Nui culture

  1. Fieldwork on the Islands of Oreor and Babeldaob, Republic of Belau (Palau), Micronesia, 1987
  2. Palau Statue Survey Map & Data Table: 1987
  3. School of the Pacific Islands in Belau

Some interesting field notes and documents from the EISP Archives. Click on images for a larger view.

  1. Ahu Akahanga 07-581
  2. Ahu Akahanga 07-584
  3. Ahu O’Pepe 20-001
  4. Ahu Tangi Uka
  5. Ahu Tongariki: Moai 14-548-009
  6. Ahu Vai Mata 32-059 & Moai 32-023-001
  7. Ahu Vaihu 06-255
  8. Ahu Vinapu: Moai 02-210-004
  9. Bas-relief Dorsal Designs
  10. Basalt Statue, PSE 84
  11. Statue Material & Base Shape Distribution Histograms
  12. Easter Island Quadrangle Map
  13. Makemake Rock Art Motifs
  14. Measuring Calipers
  15. Moai A Hani
  16. Moai at the Fonck Museum, Viña Del Mar, Chile
  17. Moai Paro Digital Reconstruction
  18. Palau Statue Survey Map & Data Table: 1987
  19. Rano Raraku Exterior Quarry: Moai sketches and neck tracings (RR-002-077)
  20. Rano Raraku Interior, Moai RR-03C-011
  21. Rano Raraku Slope, Small Moai “Little Tukuturi”
  22. Sketch of Rano Raraku Exterior Quarry
  23. Smithsonian Moai SI-WDC-001
  24. Statue Distribution Map
  25. Statue Shape Variation
  26. Statues Along Transport Roads
  27. Trachite Statue, Ahu 1, Poike
  28. Trachite Statue, Poike
  29. Transport Experiment: Measurement Diagrams & Models
  30. Vinapu Pukao, 02-210
  31. Ahu Akahanga, Moai 07-585-001

Our work on Easter Island has involved thinking about many varied topics. We give frequent professional presentations and public lectures based on written papers. In this section, we would like to share with you some of the presentations that, in many cases, are works in progress. Your feedback invited.

  1. Getting the Picture: Archaeological Inventory, Database Imagery, and Preservation of Easter Island Statues
  1. Among Stone Giants: The Life of Katherine Routledge and Her Remarkable Expedition to Easter Island
  2. Easter Island: Archaeology, Ecology, and Culture
  3. EISP Publications Order Form
  4. Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places
  5. Remote Possibilities: Hoa Hakananai’a and HMS Topaze on Rapa Nui

A replica moai was created and transported in an experiment, filmed for NOVA “Secrets of Lost Empires: Easter Island”, 1997.

  1. Megaliths and Mariners: Experimental Archaeology on Easter Island
  2. The Rapanui carver’s perspective: Notes and observations on the experimental replication of monolithic sculpture (moai)
  3. Transport Experiment: Measurement Diagrams & Models