Notice of Easter Island, its Inhabitants, Antiquities, and Colossal Statues

C M Dundas (Author)


Keyword(s):
Moai, Statue, Settlement
Location(s):
Easter Island, Polynesia, Chile, Pacific Ocean
Period(s):
1868, Nineteenth century

Abstract


An account of Lieutenant C M Dundas' visit to Easter Island in 1868 on the HMS Topaze. He describes the island itself and the buildings he visited, as well as the indigenous population and their way of life. He includes descriptions and illustrations of objects made by the indigenous population. The majority of the article is dedicated to descriptions of the island's moai statues. During this visit, the crew of the Topaze also removed two of the moai statues from the island - these were later donated to the British museum.

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Published
30-11-1871
How to Cite
Dundas, C. (1871). Notice of Easter Island, its Inhabitants, Antiquities, and Colossal Statues. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 8, 312-323. https://doi.org/10.9750/PSAS.008.312.323
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