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Research Documents

Research Documents and Publications

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

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