Rapa Nui Journal Volume 9 Issue 4
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ItemEIF News( 1995-01-01)
ItemRapa Nui. Histoire de L 'iIe de Paques (Review)( 1995-01-01)
Rapa Nui. Histoire de L 'iIe de Paques. Text by Georgia Lee, photographs by Toni Catany. Edicions Olizane, 11, rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, CH-1205, Geneva, Switzerland. 1995. In French.
Review by Paul G. Bahn
ItemNews and Notes( 1995-01-01)
What's New in Polynesia
What's New in Hanga Roa
ItemCultural and artistic work of the group Tu 'u Hotu lti( 1995-01-01)
In the following report I wish to describe the outstanding work that the Rapa Nui performance group, Tu'u Hotu Iti, is doing. They have developed chant and dance performances which they present at the ancient sites where the gods and kings were venerated.
ItemThe 1995 Cordell Expeditions( 1995-01-01)
The 1995 Cordell Expeditions to Easter Island and Salas y Gomez were successfully carried out during 1-22 September 1995. The project was described in previous editions of the Rapa Nui Journal.
ItemPakomio Maori: red-haired, blue-eyed key to Easter Island's prehistoric past( 1995-01-01)
Anyone who spends more than a few days on Easter Island and can converse in Spanish with the islanders soon becomes aware that they are endlessly fascinated by the variations in each others' skin colors. Katherine Scoresby Routledge, the English archaeologist, who spent almost 17 months on the island in 1914-15, was the first to note this peculiarity in print. In her book The Mystery of Easter Island. she said that Roggeveen's description of the islanders as being 'of all shades of colour' was 'still accurate' and that they themselves were 'very conscious of the variations'.
ItemFurther Evidence for Cosmogonic Texts in the Rongorongo Inscriptions of Easter Island( 1995-01-01)
In the latest Issue of the Journal of the Polynesian Society I announce what is perhaps the first scientifically verifiable identification of the genre of three rongorongo inscriptions. The article detailing this announcement demonstrates that the rongorongo texts on the "Santiago Staff' (RR 10), the reverse of the 'Small Santiago Tablet" (RR 8v), and "Honolulu 3629" (RR J I) appear to consist, either exclusively (RR 10 and 11) or in part (RR 8v), of hundreds of repetitive series of glyphic triads-that is, individual sequences made up of three glyphs each--whose first constituent is always suffixed by a phallus like glyph. An internal analysis of these three inscriptions argues that the triads might best be epitomized by the epigraphic formula X1YZn.