Easter Island, Chile
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    Easter Island, Chile

    The Easter Island Statue Project will develop stone preservation techniques to arrest the rapid deterioration of the monolithic sculptures (moai) of Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile, as a result of climate change, tourism, and the fragile nature of their volcanic stone. The Easter Island Statue Project is directed by UCLA archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg and co-directed by Cristián Arévalo Pakarati.

Director Jo Anne Van Tilburg on Easter Island Recent excavations on Easter Island Recent excavations on Easter Island Uncovering the body of a statue in recent excavations on Easter Island Recent excavations on Easter Island Recent excavations on Easter Island First season of excavation First season of excavation First season of excavation Easter Island, Chile Easter Island, Chile

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