Rapa Nui Journal, Volume 31, 2018

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This issue of Rapa Nui Journal features an article on a use-wear and residue analysis of a collection of 12 matā in the Australian Museum, Sydney. The article questions the value of relying on tool shape as an adequate indication of past use. The study illustrates the value of museum ethnographic collections for understanding past tool use.

The second article of the issue looks at two examples of artifact collections that were brought back from the South Seas by Yankee whalers. Among them is a singular head of a wooden moai from Rapa Nui (Easter Island).

Also in this issue is a report about the surviving 1,200 words from the extinct Moriori language and a comparison with Maori and Rapanui languages. A Moriori speaker may have understood much said by an Easter Islander as their languages shared at least one word in five, or over 20%, and may have shared many more.

This volume is the first published by the University of Hawaii Press in partnership with the Easter Island Foundation. The complete content is listed below:

Revisiting Rapa Nui Matā by Robin Torrence, Nina Kononenko, and Peter White

Sailors’ “Bring-Backs” From the Nineteenth Century New England Whaling Industry: A Wooden Moai From Rapa Nui (Easter Island) by Richard Michael Gramly

Comparisons of Moriori, Maori, and Easter Island Cognates by Rhys Richards

Terevaka Archaeological Outreach (TAO) 2017/2018 Field Report: Archaeology Provides Future Opportunities  by Britton L. Shepardson, et al.

Note from the Easter Island Foundation by David Rose

Easter Island Foundation News: Scholarship Program

New Publication: Saints on Easter Island, by Joan Seaver Kurze

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About the Journal The Rapa Nui Journal (RNJ) is the official, peer-reviewed journal, of the Easter Island Foundation (EIF). The journal serves as a forum for interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and social sciences on Easter Island and the Eastern Polynesian region. Each issue may include Research Articles, Research Reports, Commentaries or Dialogues, Book or Media Reviews and EIF News. RNJ is published twice a year and welcomes contributions from a wide range of social, cultural, indigenous and historical disciplines on topics related to the lives and cultures of the peoples of Rapa Nui and Eastern Polynesia. Abstracts for articles may be published in English, Spanish, and Rapanui. We welcome submissions from scholars across Oceania, North and South America, and beyond.

Submit your manuscript online. If you are new to the submission site you will need to create an account.

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Rapa Nui Journal Volume 31, Issue 1 & 2

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