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By John Loret (auth.), John Loret, John T. Tanacredi (eds.)

Easter Island, a global history web site remains to be, after over 50 years in view that Thor Heyerdahl's paintings at the island, a desirable region to discover and know about a tradition that has basically remnants final, whereas documenting a marine ecology nonetheless ordinarily unknown.

Easter Island: clinical Exploration into the World's Environmental difficulties in Microcosm provides the examine effects from 3 years of interdisciplinary expeditions to Easter Island. the first pursuits have been to enquire the results of human inhabitants progress at the ecology of the island and to find even if any dramatic climatic alterations akin to a chronic El Niño may have disrupted the island's fragile surroundings. The interdisciplinary medical crew have been usually gaining knowledge of the paleontology, archaeology, climatology, and geophysics of the island. This ebook now brings jointly the result of the 3 expeditions, identifies new parts of analysis, and expectantly will proceed to motivate aspiring scientists to revisit this notable island to discover and demystify this undying enigma of human background.

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Instead of Conestoga wagons crossing inhospitable deserts, mountains and rivers, the Polynesians sailed long stretches of oceans not yet explored. S. migrations, families, along with women and children, banded together and took with them all necessities including animals, plants and seeds, tools, and their culture and religion. They were committed for the long haul. , just such a group of Polynesian immigrants under the leadership of Hotu Matua, set sail in a large double hulled wooden boat with 40 to 50 men, women and children of one or more families or clans, to set up a colony on a nearby island.

Summary Report on the Symposium held at Saint-Mande, France, 4-6 july 1968, Application of Photogrammetry to Historic Monuments, International Council of Monuments and Sites, Paris, 1969, p. 158. 10 Paquet, Jean Pierre, Panorama des apports possibles de la photogrammetrie dans les differents champs d'etudes et de travaux de I'architecte. Possibilites et insuffisances.. Application of Photogrammetry to Historic Monuments, p. 137-140. 11 Summary Report on the Symposium, op. , p. 163. 9 44 Blaine Cliver By using photogrammetry it was planned to create an orthographic image of the petroglyph (Fig.

Although many of the petro glyphs are in the round or on several sides of a stone, it is the surface that is significant and what is important to record. The configuration of the surface is the art, and it is the carving on the surface that should be preserved. With the moai it is the shape and form not what is on the surface that is significant. Photogrammetry can be used to record the overall dimensions of moai, or the specific shape of surfaces for alignment when reattaching heads to bodies-many moai lie broken on the ground or on their stone platform (ahu).

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