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Building the great monuments of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) – Saturday 23 May – 2-3pm

May 18, 2015

Sat 23 May, 2-3pm. Based on fieldwork on the island by Professor Colin Richards, an archaeologist at The University of Manchester, this talk will explore the social significance of the range of volcanic materials that are used in the construction of the ceremonial platforms (ahu), including the statues (moai) and topknots (pukao). The recent excavations and discoveries of the Rapa Nui: Landscapes of construction Project will also be presented as will an alternative interpretation of the prehistoric Rapa Nui social world.

Price: Book online at or phone 0161 275 2648, free, adults

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