Eastern Island Studies: Contributions to the History of Rapanui in Memory of William T. Mulloy

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Steven Roger Fischer
Oxbow Books, 1993 - Social Science - 247 pages
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This collection of 38 papers survey the latest research into Rapanui's natural, environmental and cultural history. Contributors include: S R Fischer & C M Love (Geological parameters); J R Fleney (Present flora and its origins); L H DiSalvo & J E Randell (Terrestrial fauna); P G Bahn (Human settlement): G W Gill & D W Owsley (Human osteology); S R Fischer (The naming of Rapanui); C S Smith (The Norwegian expedition); P G Bahn (Monolithic sculptures); W Liller (Survey of the Moai); A Skjolsvold (Dating of monolithic sculpture); G Lee (Rock art); W Liller (Monuments in the archaeoastronomy of Rapanui); A E Charola & C A Weber (Preservation of the archaeological heritage); I K Fedorova (Myths and legends as reflections of shamanistic beliefs); H-M Esen-Baur (The Tangata Manu); V M du Feu & S R Fischer (Rapanui language); T S Barthel (Classical Rapanui script); J Seaver (Wooden sculptures); J D Porteus (Modernization of Rapanui).

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Contents

The Geological Parameters Steven Roger Fischer and Charles M Love
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The Present Flora of Easter Island and Its Origins John R Flenley
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The Marine Fauna of Rapanui Past and Present Louis H DiSalvo and John E Randall
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