The Enigmas of Easter Island: Island on the Edge

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JOHN FLENLEY AND PAUL BAHN


The Enigmas of
Easter Island

Island on the Edge

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Preface to Second Edition ix
  • Contents xi
  • List of Illustrations xiii
  • List of Plates xvi
  • Introduction - European Discovery 1
  • Chapter 1 - The Island and Its Geography 9
  • Part I - The Original 'Boat People' 25
  • Chapter 2 - Where Did They Come From? 27
  • Chapter 3 - How Did They Get There, and Why? 61
  • Chapter 4 - Living on an Island 75
  • Part II - Ancestors of Stone: a Petrified Dream 101
  • Chapter 5 - Statues and Ceremonies 103
  • Chapter 6 - The Riddle of the Quarry 113
  • Chapter 7 - Rocking or Rolling: How Were the Statues Moved? 121
  • Chapter 8 - Platforms and Pukao : Erecting the Statues 135
  • Part III - The Aftermath 147
  • Chapter 9 - Crash Go the Ancestors 149
  • Chapter 10 - Orongo and Rongorongo 173
  • Chapter 11 - The Island That Self-Destructed 191
  • Chapter 12 - The Last Enigma 195
  • Appendix 207
  • Visiting Easter Island1 209
  • Notes 215
  • Further Reading 227
  • Acknowledgements 247
  • Index 250
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