Rapa Nui Journal May 2008 Vol. 22(1)

From the Editors

p. 4

Top-down archaeology: High resolution satellite images of Rapa Nui on GoogleEarth

Terry L. Hunt, Carl P. Lipo
pp. 5-13

Ritual house posts and “house societies” in Polynesia: Modeling inter- and intra-household variability

Jennifer G. Kahn
pp. 14-29

Traditional Marquesan agriculture and subsistence: General ethnobotany, animal husbandry, the use of pork and European-introduced animals [Part IV]

David J. Addison
pp. 30-39

A preliminary lichenometry study on Rapa Nui – The Rapa Nui youth involvement program

Susannah Rutherford, Brett Shepardson, Jesse Stephen
pp. 40-47

Easter Island: A pathway to sustainable development

Petra Campbell
pp. 48-53

Easter Island in the photographic archive of the Norwegian Archaeological Expedition, 1955-56

Paul Horley
pp. 54-57

A look back: “Mysterious Easter Island described by a passenger on once-a-year steamship”, 1933 Heinz Hell’s visit

pp. 58-62

Getting to know you: Catherine Orliac

pp. 63-64

Review: Frommer’s Chile and Easter Island, 1st ed., by Stephan Kuffner and Kristina Schreck

Review: Moon Handbooks Chile, including Easter Island, 2nd ed., by Wayne Bernhardson

Shawn McLaughlin
pp. 64-65

Review: Complete Guide to Easter Island, 2nd ed., by Shawn McLaughlin

Georgia Lee
p. 66

Review: Inventing “Easter Island”, by Beverly Haun

Shawn McLaughlin
pp. 66-68

Review: Manu Moriori. Human and Bird Carvings on Live Kopi Trees on the Chatham Islands, by Rhys Richards

Georgia Lee
p. 68

Review: Moon Fiji, 8th ed., by David Stanley

Review: Moon Tahiti, 6th ed., by David Stanley

Georgia Lee
pp. 68-69

Review: Rapa Nui. Aku Aku from Afar, by Helene Martinsson-Wallin

Georgia Lee
p. 69


pp. 69-70

Letters to the Editor

pp. 70-74

Moai sightings

p. 74

What’s new in the Pacific

pp. 75-76

What’s new Elsewhere

p. 76

What’s new in Hanga Roa

pp. 76-77

Obituary: Arne Skjolsvold (1925-2007)

Paul Wallin, Helene Martinsson-Wallin
p. 78

Obituary: Clemente Hereveri Teao

Riet Delsing, Paloma Hucke
p. 79

Easter Island Foundation News

p. 80

Rapa Nui Journal October 2008 Vol. 22(2)

From the Editors

p. 84

The many sides of Polynesian archaeology in reference to the colonization process in Southwest Polynesia

Marshall I. Weisler, Roger C. Green
pp. 85-87

On myths, mythmakers, and post modern science: a comment on Jeanne Arnold’s dismissal of a prehistoric Polynesian contact event in Southern California

Kathryn Klar, Terry L. Jones
pp. 88-96

Re-examining the evidence for late colonization on Easter Island

Brett Shepardson, Dylan Shepardson, Fred Shepardson, Sam Chiu, Michael Graves
pp. 97-101

The surface rock gardens of prehistoric Rapa Nui

Alexander Baer, Thegn N. Ladefoged, Christopher M. Stevenson, Sonia Haoa
pp. 102-109

Rock art of the sacred precinct at Mata Ngarau, Orongo

Paul Horley, Georgia Lee
pp. 110-116

Storied pictures: On the possibility of an incipient level of pictographic writing in pre-contact Hawai’i

Christopher A. Reichl
pp. 117-126

The Metraux-Barthel correspondence (1956-61) and the Metraux field-notes of Easter Island [Part I]

Steven Roger Fischer
pp. 127-133

Obituary: Gonzalo Figueroa Garcia-Huidobro (1931-2008)

Jose Miguel Rami­rez
pp. 134-135

A look back: Reporting calling at Sala-y-Gomez and Easter Islands by Bouverie Clark

Shawn McLaughlin
pp. 135-137

Getting to know you: Georgia Lee & Frank Morin

p. 138-140

Review: Easter Island 1793 to 1861: Observations by early visitors before the slave raids, by Rhys Richards

Paul Horley
pp. 140-141

Review: Where fate beckons. The life of Jean-Francois De La Perouse, by John Dunmore

Georgia Lee
pp. 141-142

Review: Webster’s Rapa Nui – English dictionary thesaurus, by Philip M. Parker (editor)

Shawn McLaughlin
p. 142

Review: The stone gods, by Jeanette Winterson

Shawn McLaughlin
p. 143

Review: Exhibition of Easter Island art in Paris and Treasures of Easter Island, by Catherine and Michel Orliac

Paul Horley
pp. 144-145


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20 Years Ago in the RNJ

p. 146

Letters to the Editor

pp. 147-148; 157

Moai sightings

p. 148

What’s new on Easter Island

pp. 149-150

What’s new in the Pacific

pp. 151-153

What’s new elsewhere

pp. 153-155

New Pacific publications

pp. 155-156

A Report from the 10th Festival of Pacific Arts

Hilary Scothorn
pp. 158-159

News from the EIF

p. 160