- Britton L. Shepardson PhD
- 17x17x1,5 cm.
- 0,523 gr.
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First book that talks exclusively about the most known and at the same time mysterious aspect of
the Rapanui culture, the gigantic stone statues of Easter Island, the Moais. His author, the
archeologist Brett Shepardson, has compiled and shared (complementing the work with a
webpage) a data base superior to seven hundred statues to offer a new surprising aspect of his
function in prehistory, challenging the notion of the catastrophic collapse that supposedly affected
After thirteen years of work, which has complemented with the promotion of the non-invasive
investigation and educational extension, Shepardson transmit the history of the efforts of an
outsider to change the nature of archeology on Rapa Nui, from the external exploitation to the
internal sustainability, and how he came to be accepted as a privileged actor in the process.
The book presents two levels, a scientific one in which the research is carried out and its results
are exposed backed by a large amount of graphic material, illustrations and tables, and a second,
more personal level in which the archeologist relates his experiences, anecdotes and how the
adventure of researching on this island developed.