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.
May 4, 2015
Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Project Director, shares an update from the Easter Island Statue Project.
January 16, 2009
Efforts will protect and preserve Easter Island’s Rapa Nui Moai statues
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