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.

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