Rapanui, Easter Island

Statues That Walked

Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island

Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo, 2011, West Slope 996.18 Hunt

Terry Hunt at UO

Hypothesis - Moai are multipurpose. They provide roosts for seabirds, safe from rats, and provide a little food and fertilizer (collects on ahu platforms?). Moai are "personalized" to be claimed by individuals or clan groups.

Hunt/Lipo studies in 2001

Rapanui (last edited 2019-06-15 21:07:23 by KeithLofstrom)