In 1981, UCLA archaeology graduate student Jo Anne Van Tilburg first set foot on the island of Rapa Nui, which is commonly called Easter Island, eager to explore her interest in rock art by studying the iconic stone heads that enigmatically survey the landscape.
Excavation of Moai RR-001-156 [Credit: Easter Island Statue Project]Van Tilburg was one of just a few thousand people who would visit Rapa Nui each year back then. And though…
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