Easter Island

The great taboo

Is it time to rethink the history of Easter Island as we know it?

The findings unearthed in the last twelve years by a team of archaeologists from the Royal Museums of Art and History (Brussels) require us to reappraise the way we view the history
of the island.

Nicolas Cauwe, director of the digs, shares the conclusions of his work with us. Previously unreleased findings dismiss some of the most commonly held myths, as well as transform previous hypotheses. Deforestation of the island did not provoke civil wars, any more than it did a cultural collapse or the destruction of the statues. Rather, we witness a formidable religious and political change. It consists of an entire population rethinking its ways in order to adapt to new times.

The time has come to rebuild the island's past, and the author, Nicolas Cauwe, takes us along with him on this exciting adventure.


Paperback - In English 24.50 €

Specifications


Publisher
Versant Sud
Author
Nicolas Cauwe,
Language
English
Publisher Category
Philosophy, literature, linguistics and history > History
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
Title First Published
01 September 2011

Paperback


Product Detail
1 Laminated cover
Publication Date
01 September 2011
ISBN-13
978-2-930358-55-0
Extent
Main content page count : 160
Code
9782930358550
Dimensions
19.5 x 24 x 0.9 cm
Weight
900 grams
List Price
24.50 €
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