Rapa Nui Journal May 2002 Vol. 16(1)

From the Editors

pp. 3-4

Who owns the past? Rapanui points of view

Paul Trachtman
pp. 5-9

The Ahu o Rongo project: Archaeological research on Rapa Nui

Dirk Huyge, Nicolas Cauwe, Francina Forment, Sonia Haoa
p. 11-16

Productive strategies in an uncertain environment: Prehistoric agriculture on Easter Island

Christopher M. Stevenson, Thegn Ladefoged, Sonia Haoa
pp. 17-22

Testing land evaluation methods for crop growth on two soils of the La Perouse area (Easter Island, Chile)

Geertrui Louwagie, Roger Langohr
pp. 23-28

Impoverished freshwater fauna of Easter Island

Henri J. Dumont
pp. 29-30

Easter Island’s embellished stones

Georgia Lee
pp. 31-39

Teaching Gauguin: Pacific studies and post-impressionism

Heather Waldroup
pp. 41-49

A look back: The mystery of Easter Island. A “Fin de Siecle” message from the past – The Illustrated American, 1894

Frank H. Norton
pp. 50-52

Moai sightings

pp. 52-53

What’s New in the Pacific

pp. 53-56

What’s New in Hanga Roa

pp. 56-58

Review: On the margins of sustainability: Prehistoric settlement of Utrok atoll, Northern Marshall Islands, by Marshall I. Weisler

Felicia R. Beardsley
pp. 58-59

Review: Easter Island, by Michael Kenna

Tom Christopher
p. 59

Review: Volcanoes, el Ninos, and the Bellybutton of the Universe, by D.A. Walker

Tom Christopher
p. 60

Review: El mundo submarino de Isla de Pascua / The underwater world of Easter Island, by Michel Garci­a

Georgia Lee
p. 60

Review: Splendid isolation: Art of Easter Island – Metropolitan Museum of Art

Norman Hurst
pp. 60-62

Letters to the Editor

p. 62


pp. 62-63

Easter Island Foundation News

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p. 64

Rapa Nui Journal October 2002 Vol. 16(2)

Obituary: Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002)

Helene Martinsson-Wallin, Paul Wallin
pp. 67-68

From the Editors

pp. 68-69

The marae temple grounds in the Society Islands, French Polynesia: a structural study of spatial relations

Paul Wallin, Reidar Solsvik
pp. 70-73

Sea, land, and sky as structuring principles in Easter Island prehistory

Helene Martinsson-Wallin
pp. 74-76

Recuperating the culture, or reinventing it? Rapanui points of view

Paul Trachtman
pp. 77-88

Prehistoric and recent land use effects on Poike peninsula, Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

Andreas Mieth, Hans-Rudolf Bork, Ingo Feeser
pp. 89-95

Simultaneous settlement of Indo-Pacific extremes?

Ferren MacIntyre
pp. 96-104

A look back: the last cruise of the Carnegie

Paul J. Harland
pp. 105-112

Moai sightings

p. 113

What’s new in the Pacific

pp. 113-116

What’s New in Hanga Roa

pp. 116-118

Review: The South Pacific, by Ron Crocombe

Frank Morin
pp. 118-119

Review: Splendid Isolation: Art of Easter Island, by Eric Kjellgren

Paul G. Bahn
p. 119

Review: Pacific 2000: Proceedings of the Fifth International conference on Easter Island and the Pacific, by Christopher M. Stevenson et al. (eds.)

Dave Tuggle
pp. 119-120

Review: Tourism, biodiversity and information, by F. di Castri and W. Balaji

Georgia Lee
p. 121

Review: The prehistory of Kiritimati (Christmas) Island, Republic of Kirbati: excavations and analyses, by Atholl Anderson et al.

Georgia Lee
p. 122

Review: L’expedition, by Pierrette Fleutiaux

Louis Noel
p. 122

Letters to the Editor

pp. 122-126


p. 126

Easter Island Foundation News

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