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Rapanui - Easter Island (Chile)

The World Factbook: Wikipedia: Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. In 1995, UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park. Polynesian people settled on Easter Island in the first millennium AD, and created a more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Matthew BOND
PhD Student, Botany at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Keywords: Ethnobotany, Biomedicine, Social Network Analysis, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Ecology

Rowan GARD
PhD Student, Center for Pacific Studies at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Keywords: Climate Change, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cosmology, Ecology, Environment, Indo-Pacific Prehistory, Public Art

Postdoctoral Fellow, DLCE at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany

Keywords: Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Technology, Exchanges, Material Culture, Techniques, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Social Organization, Anthropology, Geochemistry

Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Campus Gotland at Uppsala University, Sweden

Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage, Heritage Management, Material Culture, Migration, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Post-Colonialism, Spatial Theory

Associate Professor, Centro de Estudios de Asia y África at El Colegio de México, Mexico

Keywords: Indigenous Epistemology, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Anthropology of Ontology, Cultural Geography, Ecology, First Contacts, History, Horticulture, Knowledge

Professor, Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Vienna, Austria

Keywords: Historical Imagination, Mission History, Post-Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, Colonialism, Conflict Management, Cultural Studies, History, Material Culture, Peace And Conflict

Postdoctoral Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie, France

Keywords: Kinship, Land Dispute, Law and Culture, Migration, Regional History, Social Change, Social Organization, Tourism, Cultural Change, Diasporas

Associate Professor, ISTHIA at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France

Keywords: Food and Nutrition, Gender, Identity, Globalization, Sex Workers, Social Change

Official Websites

  • Gobernación Provincia de Isla de Pascua...
  • UNESCO - Rapa Nui National Park...
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology - Rapa Nui La...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Biblioteca William Mulloy - El Museo Antro...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...

    Health and Health Research

  • Ministerio de Salud Gobierno de Chile...


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