The smithsonian's two monumental easter island stone figures, or moai, represent some of the most popular and intriguing exhibits at the national museum of natural history since their cristiàn arèvalo pakarati, co-director of the easter island statue project, with dr adrienne l kaeppler at ahu o'pepe in 2001 credit. Among stone giants: the life of katherine routledge and her remarkable expedition to easter island · easter island: archaeology, ecology, and culture. The easter island statue project has been excavating two of 1,000-plus statues on the easter island, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, and the images uncover the secrets of the mysterious stones and the people who built them the team of archeologists also found large quantities of. Director of the easter island statue project, jo anne van tilburg says, “the reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the easter island statues. The email, which made the rounds in may 2012, contained photos of a startling excavation project at easter island according to the email, archaeologists were in the process of unearthing the statues' bodies, which were gradually buried by 500-plus years of erosion but are those surprising images, and. In recent years the easter island statue project (eisp) has undertaken efforts to excavate and study some of the moai, thereby revealing previously hidden portions of the statues.
Jo anne van tilburg, director of the easter island statue project, said at the time: the reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the easter island. Ask archaeologist jo anne van tilburg, a research associate at the ucla cotsen institute of archaeology and director of its rock art archive, who has been lecturing and writing about easter island's iconic monolithic statues for years as the director of the easter island statue project — the. However, in october 2011, when the easter island statue project began its season v expedition, scientists could reveal remarkable photos showing that the bodies of the statues go far deeper underground than just about anyone had imagined the statutes on easter island have bodies covered with.
1 explorers club flag #50 report easter island statue project conservation initiative field season iv july 7 to august 3, 2011 jo anne van tilburg, phd location rano raraku quarry rapa nui national park easter island (rapa nui ), chile latitude 271247222 longitude 1092886111 expedition leaders jo anne. Photo: courtesy the easter island statue project the producer of the film, paula rossetti, told afp that she has a petition of over 500 signatures asking the chilean government to demand the return of the statue and other valuable artifacts to its shores, but admits: “it will be difficult to get them back. The giant stone statues scattered around remote easter island are even more impressive than they first appear hidden from view, the heads are attached to bodies that extend meters underground by: simon crerar from: news corp australia network easter island statue project big surprise: everyone knows that easter.
Easter island statue project official website : eisp excavation of moai exposing petroglyphs on back. Dear friends of eisp this letter brings you special greetings for the coming year from all of us at eisp since our last letter from the director we have been on hiatus from excavation and hard at work doing all of the other important tasks you so rarely hear about but which are essential to good research: lab work,.
The latest photographs from the easter island statue project reveal what lies beneath the surface of one of the most remote islands in the world -- the carved bodies of the 887 famous guardians. See these amazing images of easter island statues with bodies—who knew there is more to the iconic easter island heads than meets the eye sarah cascone, may 1, 2015 a fully excavated easter island head photo: courtesy the easter island statue project easter island's monumental stone heads are well- known.