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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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
Bruised on the body and broken of bat, Stoneman stood as resolute as an Easter Island statue on a pitch that would reveal occasional flashes of its tempestuous past, and against the fastest collection of quicks that Australia has fielded in recent decades. And for a while, as fortune fell his way, it seemed the ...
For those who want to get a glimpse of Chile's Polynesian side, a journey to Easter Island is a must. Of all the excursions, this is a long one, but a worthy extension to an overall Chile itinerary. Easter Island is about a five-hour flight from the mainland of Chile and offers a very different and unique perspective ...
Iron Mountain's underground Butler County facility will be the home of digital copies of hundreds of ancient stone carvings known as the moai of the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island. The digital copies of the 900 carvings, some 800 years old, will be made in a partnership between Iron Mountain Inc.
The first reviews for Star wars: The Last Jedi are in and, with the exception of a few naysayers, the reaction has been mostly positive. Currently, Rian Johnson's sequel has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, matching the rating of 2015's The Force Awakens. On rival reviews aggregation site Metacritic, The ...
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!
Global Teleports and QuadSat have provided the first-ever live broadcast stream from Easter Island, using SES satellite capacity. Captured and delivered by QuadSat, using Global Teleports' VipNet Event service, the broadcast featured the second annual Rapa Nui Rugby Sevens Tournament, which took ...
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 ...
BEVERLY -- Kelly Allen McLay has run marathons on the red clay of Australia, near the volcanoes of Easter Island, past the lions of Kenya and through the crowded streets of Tokyo, Dublin and Boston. That might be enough to satisfy, not to mention exhaust, most people. Not McLay, who had one more ...
From 1998 to 2009, Lauer hosted an annual, five-day segment called "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?," in which he reported from a variety of international hotspots, including Easter Island and the Great Wall of China. Fallon's ratings have reportedly nose-dived nearly 21 percent year-over-year, with ...
In the '90s I used to play a shareware game called Capture the Flag, a turn-based version of the sport that was pure and literal--two teams ...
In our new study of established or proposed large marine protected areas in Bermuda, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Palau, Kiribati and the ...
In our new study of established or proposed large marine protected areas in Bermuda, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Palau, Kiribati and the ...
... to Antarctica in the south, Chile's long, thin stretch of land offers a variety of options - PLUS Chile's magnificent and mysterious Easter Island.
Easter Island--or Rapa Nui (as its inhabitants call it ) is one of the most remote islands on Earth, located a thousand miles from any other ...
One of the most isolated islands on the planet, the Polynesian Easter Island was discovered by a Dutch ship in 1722 on Easter Sunday, which ...
From Miami, the jet will whisk you away, crisscrossing the globe, hitting five continents on a 25-day voyage to places like Easter Island, with its ...
If you have more time on your hands, other areas I suggest visiting in Chile include Easter Island, Patagonia and the Atacama Desert.
The Easter Island head - or Moai - has been created from thousands of tiny pieces of plastic collected off just one beach in Whitsand Bay.
How did Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, carry out a cultural achievement on a barren island that seemingly lacked both resources and people?
scientists generally agree that the ancient Polynesians first settled the remote spit of land -- also called Easter Island -- sometime before 1200 ...
Santa Cruz, California--A new genetic study casts doubt on the ideas that the Polynesians who populated Rapa Nui, also known as ...
A small green dot lost in the vastness of the southeastern Pacific Ocean, Easter Island has long enchanted archaeologists and the public.
I have memories of paging through a National Geographic magazine displaying photographs of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) and its Moai idols, ...
This week Josh Gates and the Expedition Unknown: Hunt For ExtraTerrestrials team head to Easter Island which some ancient alien theorists ...
New research has thrown light on the ancient people of Easter Island - but may have made the mystery of how they 'vanished' even more ...
The Moai statues of Easter Island present one of the world's greatest technical mysteries. The stone heads (actually full bodies) that dot the ...
The famous Moai statues of Easter Island have been a mystery to science for decades … not least how the inhabitants managed to lift the ...
(CNN) -- Easter Island is on lots of bucket lists. Who wouldn't want the chance to visit one of the world's most remote islands and take selfies ...
09_26-Easter_Island_Statues A view of "Moai" statues in Rano Raraku volcano, on Easter Island, Chile October 31, 2003. Carlos Barria/File ...


 

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