Don’t miss Archaeology First Thursday! Nov. 5th-Easter Island

Hello all–

The PSU Anthropology Department and the Anthropology Student Association invite you to join us on November 5th, for our next  Archaeology First Thursday presentation.

Dr. Terry Hunt (Univ. Oregon) will present
Transporting Easter Island’s  Giant Statues

How were the multi-ton statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) transported over a rugged landscape to reach every corner of the island? Did carving and moving statues contribute to the ancient society’s downfall, or help to sustain it?  Based on more than a decade of archaeological research on Rapa Nui, Professor Terry Hunt addresses these questions in this presentation. Perhaps Rapa Nui has a lesson for us today, but Hunt provides compelling evidence that it is not the one that has been so popular for many years.   The larger context for Dr. Hunt’s presentation is found in his recent book, The Statues that Walkedand other recent publications.

The presentation will take place at 4 pm  in Smith Memorial Student Union in Room 236.
As always, this presentation is free and open to the public.    We look forward to seeing you all here!



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