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Easter Island, Earth Island


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Preface Introduction: European Discovery 1: The Island and its Geography Part I: The Original "Boat People" 2: Where Did They Come From? East or West? 3: How Did They Get There, and Why? 4: Living on an Island Part II: Ancestors of Stone: A Petrified Dream 5: Statues and Ceremonies 6: The Riddle of the Quarry 7: Rocking or Rolling: How Were the Statues Moved? 8: Platforms and Pukao: Errecting the Statues Part III: The Aftermath 9: Crash Go The Ancestors 10: Orongo and Rongo Rongo 11: The Island That Self-Destructed 12: The Last Enigma

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Paul Bahn, PhD, devotes his time to writing, editing, and translating books on archaeology, and he has a key research interest in prehistoric art as well as the archaeology of Easter Island. His numerous publications include The Archaeology of Hollywood and Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice (with Colin Renfrew). He also serves as editor of Archaeology Hotspots, a series with Rowman & Littlefield of general-interest books exploring the archaeological history of particular countries around the world. John Flenley is emeritus professor of geography at Massey University, University of New Zealand.

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