CWA 109 – now on sale

The statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) are among the most celebrated archaeological monuments – and enigmas – in the world. But looking beyond them reveals that they are just one part of larger ceremonial complexes. These can include distinctive canoe-shaped houses that seem to have been carefully designed to reflect the islanders’ views about how the everyday and sacred worlds were ordered. Could it be that understanding how people passed between realms when entering the houses also offers clues about the role of the famous statues? Excavations associated with the Tokyo Olympics have also been helping archaeologists to take The post CWA 109 – now on sale appeared first on World Archaeology.

CWA 109 – now on sale

The statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) are among the most celebrated archaeological monuments – and enigmas – in the world. But looking beyond them reveals that they are just one part of larger ceremonial complexes. These can include distinctive canoe-shaped houses that seem to have been carefully designed to reflect the islanders’ views about how the everyday and sacred worlds were ordered. Could it be that understanding how people passed between realms when entering the houses also offers clues about the role of the famous statues? Excavations associated with the Tokyo Olympics have also been helping archaeologists to take

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