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Next January, 2019, Professor of Religion Dr. Swasti Bhattacharyya, and Professor of Art David Boelter, will take Buena Vista University (BVU) students to the famous "Easter Island" for a three-week trip for interim. The Easter Island interim trip gives students the opportunity to learn about culture and life ...
"We thought it was the Easter Island parade," quipped Ms. Ward, 46, a belly dancing instructor. New York's humor and imagination were on full display at the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival on Fifth Avenue. The tradition of making hats to wear on Easter Sunday started as an after-church ...

Poet Pablo Neruda called them "severe profiles from the carved crater," but not all of the statues on Easter Island are severe. Some of the iconic sculptures -- called moai -- wear hats made of red cement, giving the mysterious giant heads a sense of distinction and playfulness. And they're not just heads.
The new Easter Island Trail in Prescott's Granite Dells plays off the unusual rock formations in the area east of the Peavine Trail. Trail builders say the rock towers were reminiscent of the World Heritage-Site statues on the actual Easter Island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The city trail is scheduled to ...
Easter will be arriving this Sunday, April 1, and you might soon find yourself coming across a remote island that shares a name with the holiday. The Polynesian Easter Island has little to do with the holiday besides the origins of the name we've come to call it today, but the location offers a fascinating history ...
The 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) statues, known as the moai, may have survived nearly a millennium, but the effects of climate change now threaten to topple the island's mysterious ancient history. The nearly 1,000 moai, erected between the 10th and 16th centuries on Rapa Nui (also named Easter Island by ...

Daydreaming of jet-setting to some far-flung island? Well then, you may be interested in hearing about some of the lesser-known getaways across the globe. Turns out, there are plenty of places that are anything but your typical island vacation. In fact, there are places so remote, you'll never have to worry ...
Yggdrasil Gaming has sailed into the remote Pacific Ocean for its new offering, with an Easter Island slot aiming to take advantage of a customers adventurous side. With the action taking place a great distance away from the nearest continent, players will need to make use of expanding reels and sticky ...
22nd March, 2018 – In time for Easter, Yggdrasil Gaming has sailed into the remote Pacific Ocean alongside adventurous players for the launch of its new slot, Easter Island. Yggdrasil takes players to Pacific paradise in new slot Easter Island Although the game takes players far from the nearest continent, ...
I RECENTLY read about the establishment of the marine protected area around Easter Island. It got me to thinking about our Micronesian marine protected areas or MPAs. When was the last time there was a MPA created in Micronesia? Researching back, I think it was Palau in 2015. As you've heard from ...
In time for Easter, Yggdrasil Gaming has sailed into the remote Pacific Ocean alongside adventurous players for the launch of its new slot, Easter Island. Although the game takes players far from the nearest continent, expanding reels, sticky wilds and a summery soundscape will ensure they'll have a great ...
HANGA ROA, EASTER ISLAND--The human bones lay baking in the sun. It wasn't the first time Hetereki Huke had stumbled upon an open grave like this one. For years, the swelling waves had broken open platform after platform containing ancient remains. Inside the tombs were old obsidian ...
Easter Island has long served as a reminder of what happens to a civilization when the environment it depends upon collapses. Now, the iconic remains of that civilization are under threat from a new environmental challenge: global climate change. Easter Island, Rapa Nui in Polynesian, is surrounded ...
A report in the New York Times yesterday says that parts of Easter Island are at risk of disappearing as sea levels rise. Correspondent Nicholas Casey and photographer Josh Haner traveled to the island to see the effects the ocean was having. Easter Island, found in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, ...
Those remains “could add more data to show it's not a simple or straightforward answer to what happened,” said Jane Downes, a professor of archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, who has spent many summers in Easter Island working to document the damage.
What is being described as "the final step to protect the unique waters around Easter Island" became official Feb. 27 when a decree to establish a Marine Protected Area (MPA) was signed by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. The new Rapa Nui MPA covers 720,000 square kilometers, an area of ocean ...
The anthropology lecturer at Northern Arizona University landed on Easter Island for the first time in 2000, one of many researchers intending to study all the island had to offer. But he didn't take any artifacts; rather, he hiked all over the island, cataloguing more than 700 prehistoric megalithic statues or ...

Stone heads loom in the imagination of most people when they think of Easter Island. Known as Rapa Nui to its inhabitants, who also go by the name Rapa Nui as a people, the island sits in a remote corner of the Pacific Ocean, 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) west of Chile. Like the mysterious stone Moai ...
And while technological advancements would blow the minds of people from the past - there are some ancient creations which are still causing us confusion today. Here are five ancient artefacts that historians are still scratching their heads over.
The Ma'u Henua community of Easter Island filed a complaint and presented it in person to Chilean authorities. Easter Island is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean that is a territory of Chile. It is best known for its 887 head statues of deified ancestors created by the early Rapa ...
LIT by a glowering sky, an enigmatic head stares sightlessly over the seas, lonely witness to an environmental crisis . . . But this isn't Easter Island – it's the Rame Peninsula. And the Polynesian figure was sculpted right here in South East Cornwall – from plastic found in the sea. The figure was inspired by ...
UH Press will publish Rapa Nui Journal in a new partnership with the Easter Island Foundation. Image courtesy of UH Press. ... RNJ is a forum for interdisciplinary studies on Easter Island and the Eastern Polynesian region spanning the humanities and social sciences. Abstracts in the journal's articles are ...
University of Hawaiʻi Press is partnering with the Easter Island Foundation to publish Rapa Nui Journal ( RNJ ), which serves as a forum for interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and social sciences on Easter Island and the Eastern Polynesian region. Abstracts for RNJ articles are published in ...
EASTER ISLAND — This remote speck in the South Pacific is famous for its colossal stone statues, nearly 1,000 of them towering over the landscape like guardians. Who built them? How did they get there? And who fitted some of them with giant red stone hats weighing up to 12 tons each? When I was a ...
Easter Island • The small harbor in Hanga Roa looks like any sleepy dock in any sleepy island town. Palm trees line the short street to the pier, colorful fishing boats rock gently in the surf and an occasional sea turtle can be spotted swimming among the boats. There's nothing too special — except for a lone, ...
An outraged indigenous community of Easter Island filed a complaint to Chilean authorities after two tourists from mainland Chile climbed and damaged several ancient statues. The remote Polynesian island in the South Pacific is best known for the 887 head statues created by the early Rapa Nui people.
LIT by a glowering sky, an enigmatic head stares sightlessly over the seas, lonely witness to an environmental crisis . . . But this isn't Easter Island – it's the Rame Peninsula. And the Polynesian figure was sculpted right here in South East Cornwall – from plastic found in the sea. The figure was inspired by ...
UH Press will publish Rapa Nui Journal in a new partnership with the Easter Island Foundation. Image courtesy of UH Press. ... RNJ is a forum for interdisciplinary studies on Easter Island and the Eastern Polynesian region spanning the humanities and social sciences. Abstracts in the journal's articles are ...
UH Press will publish Rapa Nui Journal in a new partnership with the Easter Island Foundation. Image courtesy of UH Press. ... RNJ is a forum for interdisciplinary studies on Easter Island and the Eastern Polynesian region spanning the humanities and social sciences. Abstracts in the journal's articles are ...
For example, Easter Island (or Rapa Nui, as it is known to locals) is one of my favorite travel destinations. On a recent trip, my photographer-guide shot from a unique angle so that I could pose as one of the iconic Moai statues. I use this image on my business cards and in other marketing to showcase the ...
(HONOLULU, Hawai'i) University of Hawai'i Press—the leading publisher of Pacific Island studies for more than 70 years—is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Easter Island Foundation for the continued publication of the Rapa Nui Journal. Founded in 1989, the Easter Island Foundation ...
Of course, the real Easter Island is today one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world – the island saw a significant drop in population in the 1800s due to European diseases like smallpox killing many of its inhabitants, as well as Peruvian slave raiding activity taking a severe toll. Today it is thought ...
University of Hawaiʻi Press is partnering with the Easter Island Foundation to publish Rapa Nui Journal ( RNJ ), which serves as a forum for interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and social sciences on Easter Island and the Eastern Polynesian region. Abstracts for RNJ articles are published in ...
For the first two weeks in February, two clans on Easter Island (Rapa Nui) compete in a series of singing, dancing and sporting events with the aim of having one of their daughters crowned queen of the festival. The Haka Pei, always one of the Tapati Rapa Nui celebration's best attended events, sees men ...
Why the long faces? Democrats looked like the Easter Island statues as they pouted and frowned their way through President Trump's State of the Union address. More: Sign up for 'Views from the Right' newsletter. More: Varvel: A policy to prevent school shootings. They appeared to be upset with all of the ...
Some might think of Easter Island that once had nourished large forests filled with palm trees as being successful. But the invading human species changed all that with thoughtless land use, and within a few hundred years they had decimated the woodland. The trees were cut with stone tools, largely to ...
Provided by Wikimedia Commons The findings of Binghamton University researchers challenge the narrative of Easter Island's past inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people. Carl Lipo, professor of anthropology at BU, co-authored a research report that looked into the engravings and placement of the Easter Island ...
Easter Island is one of the most mysterious places on Earth, largely due to the strange art left behind by its ancient inhabitants. This remote Chilean island in southeastern Pacific Ocean is home to 887 monumental stone statues or Moai, created by the Polynesian Rapa Nui people who used to live there.
Modern researchers have long suspected that the inhabitants of Rapa Nui — known to English-speakers as Easter Island, home of the giant carved monoliths — lived in warrior societies that were constantly engaged in violence. New research on giant stone hats, once worn by the famous statues, provides ...
Rapa Nui, Chile—or Easter Island—has monumental statues with massive, stone hats placed on top of them. A recent analysis of these stone hats, known as pukao, shows that the petroglyphs etched into the stone vary wildly, according to a study published in October in Advances in Archaeological ...
Rapa Nui's famous moai are being placed back under the guardianship of the people of the island. Ahu Akivi Maois - statutes on the island of Rapa Nui / Easter Island. Photo: AFP. The statues and ancestral land formerly controlled by the Chilean National Forest Corporation were symbolically handed back ...
Analysis of giant stone hats found on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) provides evidence contrary to the widely held belief that the ancient civilization had a warrior culture. According to a new study conducted by a team of researchers, including a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New ...
Many people often refer to them simply as “Easter Island statues” or “Easter Island heads” but the giant humanoid statues on Polynesia's Easter Island are actually called moai. Carved by the native Rapa Nui people, the moai are 13 feet tall and nearly 14 tons on average, and have stood on the island since ...
You're probably familiar with the dozens of huge sculptures of human-looking heads, known as Moai, on Easter Island. What you may not know is that there's a piece of the Polynesian island right here in Wisconsin -- well, sort of. A 14-foot-tall Moai statue stands proudly in a New Berlin neighborhood.
Easter Island has long been used as an example of ecocide, where a once-prosperous group of Rapa Nui Polynesians exhausted the island's resources and suffered a population collapse. They are thought to have cut down all of their trees in order to transport the impressive 'moai' statues leaving them ...
I've traveled solo to over 70 countries, all 7 World Wonders, 7 Wonders of Nature, and as of next week, 7 Continents...but seeing Easter Island in real life has been one of my most epic bucketlist ticks yet! Follow my adventures on MyLifesAMovie.com and Instagram @mylifesatravelmovie!
This is the first surprising thing I learn on Easter Island. There is no denying that the statues – or moai, as they are known – share a family resemblance, with their prominent noses and ears. However, each one has its individual quirks, finely chiselled differences that make some seem cheery, while others ...
From Stonehenge to Easter Island heads: The mysterious ancient artefacts historians still don't understand. Researchers still don't know why many of these things were made or what they were used for. Share; 1Comment. By. Anna Verdon. 18:29, 20 FEB 2018. News ...
University of Hawaiʻi Press is partnering with the Easter Island Foundation to publish Rapa Nui Journal ( RNJ ), which serves as a forum for interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and social sciences on Easter Island and the Eastern Polynesian region. Abstracts for RNJ articles are published in ...


 

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