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Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Man fishing on the northeast coast. Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Man fishing on the northeast coast. Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

[ARTICLE] Easter Island’s statues may have been ‘walked’ to their location  By Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News | The Sideshow – Wed, Jun 20, 2012

Easter Island’s statues may have been ‘walked’ to their location

Researchers Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo test a new theory that suggests how ancient Easter Islanders may have used ropes to "walk" the moai to their platforms. Scientists Make Easter Island Statue Walk : Video

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Buried moai and topknot/ pukao in the front of Ahu Vai Mata on the northeast coast of the Island. Rapa Nui Archaeology (17). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Buried moai and topknot/ pukao in the front of Ahu Vai Mata on the northeast coast of the Island. Rapa Nui Archaeology (17). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Ahu Saucepan or Englert site 140. A so-called 'semi pyramidal' ahu on the northeast coast of the Island. It is known to the Project as Ahu Saucepan because it has a frying pain wedged into its back wall. In the background is the Poike peninsular. Rapa Nui Archaeology (10)/ Rapa Nui landscape (6). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Ahu Saucepan or Englert site 140. A so-called 'semi pyramidal' ahu on the northeast coast of the Island. It is known to the Project as Ahu Saucepan because it has a frying pain wedged into its back wall. In the background is the Poike peninsular. Rapa Nui Archaeology (10)/ Rapa Nui landscape (6). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Hanga O'Teo, on the northeast coast. Stone tower or tupa. Rapa Nui archaeology (32). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Hanga O'Teo, on the northeast coast. Stone tower or tupa. Rapa Nui archaeology (32). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Hanga O'Teo, on the northeast coast. Rapa Nui landscape (24). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Hanga O'Teo, on the northeast coast. Rapa Nui landscape (24). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Isolated, heavily weathered (Rano Raraku tuff) moai on Poike. Rapa Nui archaeology (35)/ Rapa Nui landscape (26). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Isolated, heavily weathered (Rano Raraku tuff) moai on Poike. Rapa Nui archaeology (35)/ Rapa Nui landscape (26). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. The south coast of the Island looking west. Rapa Nui landscape (17). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. The south coast of the Island looking west. Rapa Nui landscape (17). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Prehistoric platform on the north coast of the Island, west of Anakena Bay. Rapa Nui Archaeology (5). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Prehistoric platform on the north coast of the Island, west of Anakena Bay. Rapa Nui Archaeology (5). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Boats sheltering from a storm off the southwest coast of the Island. Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Boats sheltering from a storm off the southwest coast of the Island. Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Not so unknown Rano Kau. Rano Kau is the most beatiful place on the Island and it is worth going just to see it! Rapa Nui landscape (15). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Not so unknown Rano Kau. Rano Kau is the most beatiful place on the Island and it is worth going just to see it! Rapa Nui landscape (15). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Weathered lava flow on the coast northwest of Hanga Roa. Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Weathered lava flow on the coast northwest of Hanga Roa. Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. The north coast of the Island. Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

The north coast of the Island. Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Totora reeds in the lake at Rano Raraku. Rapa Nui flora & fauna (14)/ Rapa Nui landscape (20). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Totora reeds in the lake at Rano Raraku. Rapa Nui flora & fauna (14)/ Rapa Nui landscape (20). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Cristopher Ahsoun Tuki, the first of our CONAF Rangers at Rano Raraku, overlooking the lake. Rapa Nui landscape (22). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Cristopher Ahsoun Tuki, the first of our CONAF Rangers at Rano Raraku, overlooking the lake. Rapa Nui landscape (22). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Visitors to Ahu Hanga Tee o Vaihu. The site is now fenced off. Rapa Nui archaeology (18). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

Rapa Nui / Easter Island / Isla de Pascua. Visitors to Ahu Hanga Tee o Vaihu. The site is now fenced off. Rapa Nui archaeology (18). Photo: Mike Seager Thomas, UCL Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project. You are welcome to use/ circulate the photo but please credit it to the project

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