Rapa Nui Journal May 2007 Vol. 21(1)

From the Editors

p. 4

The VII Conference on Easter Island and East Pacific – 2007

pp. 5-6

Botanical identification of the wood of the large kohau rongorongo tablet of St. Petersburg

Catherine Orliac
pp. 7-10

Conflicting views of Easter Island

John Flenley, Paul Bahn
pp. 11-13

Mythologizing the history of Easter Island through documentary films

Laura Jean Boyd
pp. 14-22

Easter Island-inspired board games

Ben Baldanza
pp. 23-24

Structural analysis of rongorongo inscriptions

Paul Horley
pp. 25-32

Traditional Marquesan agriculture and subsistance: Cultivation and processing of specific agricultural products [Part II]

David J. Addison
pp. 33-57

A look back: An Easter Island report from 1869 by W.A. Powell

Shawn McLaughlin
pp. 58-60

The Admiral Byrd Antarctic expedition on Easter Island, 1933

John H. Bryant
p. 61

Getting to know you: Vincent H. Stefan

pp. 62-64

Reviews: “Polynesian seafaring and American horizons: A response to Jones and Klar”, by Atholl Anderson in American Antiquity 71(4):759-763 (2006); “On open minds and missed marks: A response to Atholl Anderson”, by Terry L. Jones & Kathryn A. Klar in American Antiquity 71(4):765-770 (2006)

Scott Nicolay
pp. 64-66

Review: Rapa Nui, Island of Memory, by Georgia Lee

Paul Bahn
p. 66

Review: Tattoo Traditions of Hawai’i, by Tricia Allen

Sidsel Millerstrom
pp. 66-67

Review: Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 1(1) (2006)

Scott Nicolay
pp. 67-69

Review: Rapa Nui: Guardianes de la tradcion. Mestizaje y conflicto en la sociedad Rapanui, by Mari­a Eugenia Santa Coloma

Steven Roger Fischer
pp. 69-71

Review: The day the stones walked, by T.A. Barron

Tom Christopher
p. 71

Review: Rapa Nui photographic gallery of William Hyder

Paul Horley
pp. 71-72


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Moai sightings

pp. 72-73

What’s new in the Pacific

pp. 73-75

What’s new in London

pp. 75-76

What’s new in Hanga Roa

pp. 76-78

Obituary: Francesco di Castri (1930-2005)

pp. 78-79

Easter Island Foundation news

pp. 79-80

Poetry corner: Island above the sun

Shawn McLaughlin
p. 80

Rapa Nui Journal October 2007 Vol. 21(2)

From the Editors

p. 84

Chronology, deforestation and “collapse”: Evidence vs. faith in Rapa Nui prehistory

Terry L. Hunt, Carl P. Lipo
pp. 85-97

Respect versus contempt for evidence: Reply to Hunt and Lipo

John Flenley, Paul G. Bahn
pp. 98-104

Report: The mystery lies in the Scirpus

Candace Gossen
pp. 105-110

Traditional Marquesan agricultural and subsistence: Ownership, division of labor, feasting, drought/famine, and fishing/canoe-travel [Part III]

David J. Addison
pp. 111-127

Modern Rapanui petroglyphs

Georgia Lee
pp. 128-129

The implications of the sweet potato’s re-appraisal

Shawn McLaughlin
pp. 130-135

Scenes from the Gotland Conference

pp. 136-138

A look back: The voyage of Captain Don Felipe Gonzalez in the ship of the line San Lorenzo, with the frigate Santa Rosalia in company, to Easter Island in 1770-1

Bolton Glanville Corney
pp. 139-145

A look back: Journal of the principal occurrences during the voyage of the frigate Santa Rosalia from El Callao de Lima to the Island of David and thence to San Carlos de Chiloe, in the year 1770, by an officer of the said frigate

Don Francisco Antonio de Agüera Infanzòn
pp. 145-152

Getting to know you: Michel Orliac

pp. 153-154

Review: “The dynamics of soil, landscape, and culture on Easter Island (Chile)” in Soils and Societies: Perspectives from Environmental History, by J.R. McNeill and V. Winiwarter (eds.)

Shawn McLaughlin
pp. 154-158

Review: Life and solitude in Easter Island, by Dari­o Verdugo-Binimelis

Shawn McLaughlin
pp. 158-161

Review: Isla de Pascua: El sueno imposible de Antoni Pujador, by Francesc Amoros

María Eugenia Santa Coloma
pp. 161-162


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Letters to the Editor

pp. 162-163

Moai sightings

pp. 163-164

What’s new in the Pacific

p. 164

What’s new in Hanga Roa

pp. 164-165

A dry composting toilet for the UNESCO-listed Rapa Nui National Park at ‘Orongo

Petra Campbell
pp. 165-167

Easter Island Foundation news

pp. 167-168