The information in this database (photos, locations, descriptions) were generated by Carl P. Lipo (California State University Long Beach), Terry L. Hunt (University of Hawai'i), Sergio Rapu (University of Hawai'i), Francisco Torres (P. Sebastian Englert Museum, Rapa Nui), and Matt Bell (University of Hawai’i) during the 2006 field season of the UH/CSULB Rapa Nui Archaeological Field School. All coordinates for moai and pukao were measured using a Trimble Pathfinder Pro XRS and post-processing. This provides spatial resolution of about +/- 25 cm. Note that the Digital Globe image which forms the base map is only considered accurate to within 20 meters or so.
The purpose of this database is to share the archaeological record of Easter Island with the community - global and local. Please use with respect.
Moai Datasets (UH/CSULB)
Additional Data Sets:
All of these files should open in Google Earth (though you may have to
save them to the desktop first). Some browsers do not automatically
open the .kmz file into Google Earth. Please use the Firefox browser if
you are using a Mac (Safari has problems with .kmz files if the MIME
types are not set correctly). If you get an odd page of text, right
click on the link below and save it to your Desktop. Then open Google
Earth and go to “File->Open” to choose the file you downloaded.
Photographic Data Sets
We’d like to provide special thanks to Steve La and the Information Technology Services staff at CSULB for providing the infrastructure required to host this database and the image files.
Dr. Carl P. Lipo
Rapa Nui: The Navel of the World