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How were they carved? Who erected them? How were they erected?

History of Easter Island

Why were they toppled? What is the Birdman Cult? What happened to the population of Easter Island? These are all questions that have been asked. Join a couple who have visited most of the island of the Pacific as they unravel the secrets of Easter Island.

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The natives were entirely indifferent whether they worked or not, but by paying high wages and giving any quantity of mutton, we were able at this time to get a certain amount of precarious labour for digging and camp work. The whole lot, including my maid-servant, went in for every week-end to the village, and it was always a matter of anxiety to know whether they would ever return. Her scholarship is impeccable-this work is still considered foundational-but her lively writing and her practical perspective make this a delightful read that thrill armchair travelers and amateur ethnographers alike.

It also contains all of the practical information needed for your visit, including island activities and up-to-date restaurant and shopping recommendations. Contains over color photos of Easter Island, as well as color maps of both the island and the one town, Hanga Roa. Born to a wealthy and prestigious English Quaker family in , Katherine rebelled against Victorian values, becoming one of the first female graduates of Oxford University and the first woman archaeologist to work in Polynesia.

Katherine collected vast quantities of new information, and through interviews with dozens of elderly men and women, she was able to save the history of the island, whose population was struggling back from the brink of extinction. In this compelling biography, Dr.

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More information about this seller Contact this seller. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Famed for its breathtaking isolation, Easter Island was a verdant South-Sea idyll when a small canoeful of Polynesians arrived in c.


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AD Centuries later the island's statues were famous throughout the world. This book presents a comprehensive history of Easter Island told by a writer who is intimately familiar with the island, its people and their extraordinary story.


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When voyaging in the South Pacific became far less widespread around , Easter Islanders became stranded on their desert-like isle, and were forced to adapt to survive. The first European visitors, in , encountered a people thriving in total isolation, surrounded by huge architectural platforms of fitted stones topped by hundreds of monolithic busts. Subsequent intruders brought trade, disease, violence, and the Easter Islanders adapted to this change, too, through cultural re-invention: new leaders, new rituals, new gods. Steven Roger Fischer relates the compelling history of this unique region: how wars, smallpox and the Great Death decimated the island, how Catholic missionaries arrived in to relieve the suffering of the dying people, and how a despotic Frenchman claimed the island for himself, but who was then killed by the remaining islanders a population of only The author also examines the modern history of the island, its colonization and annexation by Chile, and its peaceful but insistent civil rights movement in Today, the population has increased, as has tourism of the island from 2, visitors in to 20, in and continues to be managed by the indigenous Rapanui people.

Foreign interest in Easter Island has never been so keen, and this book is a much-needed history of this little-known but remarkable island. Seller Inventory AAZ Book Description New Book.

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