The Rise & Fall of Easter Island's Culture

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Dr Georgia Lee

Dr Georgia Lee
Dr Georgia Lee
Georgia Lee received her Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of California at Los Angeles, based upon six years of fieldwork on Easter Island. Support for the fieldwork came from the University Research Expeditions Program, University of California, Berkeley. Her Masters degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, is in the field of Primitive Art.

Aside from her work on Easter Island, Lee has done extensive archaeological work in Hawaii, documenting the rock art and petroglyphs in those islands. California research areas include Chumash rock art sites and those of the Modoc, at Lava Beds National Monument. One of her particular interests is conservation and preservation of archaeological sites.

Publications on Easter Island

The Uncommon Guide to Easter Island
The Uncommon Guide
to Easter Island
Georgia Lee has published several books on Easter Island, including The Uncommon Guide to Easter Island and Rapa Nui, Island of Memory.

Text from the Introduction to Rapa Nui, Island of Memory:- Georgia Lee is a natural story-teller with an eye for detail and an ear for nuance. Above all, there is her capacity for shared intimacy. Lee began her fieldwork on Easter Island in 1981, entering into close relationships with the islanders, both men and women. She describes her relationships with the Rapanui people, weaving strands of communal tales together, achieving a tapestry of the island unlike anything else.

Doctor Georgia Lee is Editor of the Rapa Nui Journal, The Journal of the Easter Island Foundation, published bi-annually.


The Rock Art Easter Island Georgia Lee
The Rock Art of
Easter Island
The Rock Art of Easter Island
Symbols of Power, Prayers to the Gods

by Dr Georgia Lee

The giant stone statues of Easter Island, called moai, have brought Rapa Nui renown and have fasinated generations of travelers, scholars, and armchair adventurers. Less monumental but just as spectacular as the moai, the rock art of this remote island is thoroughly and beautifully - in exquisite line drawings and full-color plates - presented in The Rock Art of Easter Island: Symbols of Power, Prayers to the Gods, by Georgia Lee. This volume presents the firstisland-wide comprehensive documentation of Easter Island's 4000 petroglyphs and rock art paintings.

Under the auspices of the University Research Expeditions Program, University of California, Berkeley, Georgia Lee used an exhaustive methodology to note manufacturing methods, associations, superimposition, placement and spacial relationships of the prehistoric carvings and paintings. The data collected made possible major conclusions concerning the design motifs and their relationship to ancient Easter Island society.

The Bradshaw Foundation prescribe Georgia Lee's publications as recommends reading to anyone interested in learning more about the remarkable history of Easter Island.

Easter Island Introduction
Sentinels in Stone - Rise & Fall of Easter Island's Culture | Page | 1 | 2 | 3 |
The Rock Art of Easter Island
The Birdman Cult / Motif of Easter Island
Sea & Marine Creatures in Easter Island Rock Art
Designs & Motifs of Easter Island's Rock Petroglyph Carvings
Dr Georgia Lee - Publications on Easter Island
Moai Location Map & Islanders
Contemporary Easter Island Art
Easter Island Glossary
Easter Island Conclusion

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