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Copies Of Easter Island Tablets

Donor Name:
Parke Davis And Co  Search this
Object Type:
Cast
Place:
Not Given, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile, Polynesia
Accession Date:
1888
Collection Date:
1888
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
019610
USNM Number:
E151490-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8341264
Additional Online Media:

The Mystery of Easter Island

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Sun, 01 Apr 2007 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_dde13df427ce8a77ca3d65bb1d2d8476

Robert P. Alexander collection of materials relating to Easter Island

Collector:
Alexander, Robert Percival  Search this
Creator:
Love, Charles M.  Search this
Extent:
31 Boxes ((circa 2000 items))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Easter Island
Chile
Oceania
Date:
1794-1984
Summary:
Materials collected by Robert P. Alexander, acquired by him chiefly between 1975 and 1985. The collection includes photocopied, reprinted, or excerpted articles from periodicals and chapters from books, abstracts, copies of typed manuscripts, and some non-book format materials (e.g. sound recordings, slides, etc.). The source of each item is generally typed or handwritten on the piece, although the source is not recorded in every case. Some soft-bound longer monographic works are also included in the collection. The collection includes materials issued from the late 18th century (i.e., in modern editions or photocopies) through the first half of the 1980s, with the bulk of the collection dating from the late 19th century onwards.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert Percival Alexander (1904-1985), was born in Japan to missionary parents. His career was spent primarily at the Defense Intelligence Agency. An accomplished author who wrote on Japanese linguistics, he was also an expert on the postal history of Japan. After visiting Easter Island in 1975, Alexander began to amass a comprehensive collection of books, articles, photographs, and other materials about the island. Dr. Charles M. Love of Western Wyoming College, a friend of Alexander, assisted in the final organization and transfer of the collection to the Smithsonian following Alexander's death in 1985.
Formatted Contents note:
(Box labels): [1]. Abeliuk to Anon. -- [2]. Anon. to Atkins -- [3]. Ault to Barthel -- [4]. Barthel to Booker -- [5]. Borgeaud to Butinov -- [6]. Butinov to Charroux -- [7]. Chaves Mendoza to Cruz-Coke -- [8]. Cruz-Coke to Edge-Partington -- [9]. Edge-Partington to Felbermayer -- [10]. Fell to Gary -- [11]. Geiseler to Gudgeon -- [12]. Guiart to Herrman -- [13]. Herron to Heyerdahl -- [14]. Heyerdahl to Jacoby -- [15]. Jacquemart to Knoche -- [16]. Knoche to Lanyon-Orgill -- [17]. Lanyon-Orgill to Lavachery -- [18]. Lavachery to Love -- [19]. Love to Mazellier -- [20]. Maziere to Michelot -- [21]. Michels to Mulloy -- [22]. Mulloy to O'Reilly -- [23]. Orlebar to Polakowsky -- [24]. Pollock-Nelson to Roussel -- [25]. Roussel to Seaver -- [26]. Sebes-Tibor to Snow -- [27]. Sowerby to Ter Mongat -- [28]. Terrien de Lacouperie to Vives Solar -- [29]. Vargas to Weber -- [30]. Weckler to Zubholm -- [31]. Miscellaneous materials, unlabeled.
General note:
The materials are arranged in folders, alphabetically by the author's surname or under "anonymous", and are sub-arranged by title. The folders are housed in metal-edged archival paperboard boxes with removable tops, each measuring approximately 32 x 24 x 16 cm.
Local Notes:
From the Easter Island Library of Robert P. Alexander, donated by Robert and Zoe Alexander, 1986.

Additional items donated to the Smithsonian from Robert P. Alexander's Easter Island Library include individually cataloged books that are housed in the Anthropology Library.
Topic:
Natural history -- Easter Island  Search this
Rapanui language  Search this
Anthropology -- Easter Island  Search this
Archaeology -- Easter Island  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-RA.XXXX-0008
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ra-xxxx-0008

New Evidence Finds That Easter Island Wasn’t Destroyed by War After All

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_c3271def456b8d229ce5205b188fa89b

Lots of Sweet Potatoes Could’ve Made Easter Island a Bustling Place

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:03:21 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_7191c1f57b55f19d1a9615d35ec4575b

3 Plaster Casts of Inscribed Wooden Tablet

Vessel:
U.S.S. Mohican  Search this
Expedition:
Mohican Survey of Easter Island  Search this
Donor Name:
Maj. William J. Thomson  Search this
Collector:
Maj. William J. Thomson  Search this
Length:
24.1cm
Culture:
Rapa Nui (Easter Islander)  Search this
Object Type:
Cast
Place:
Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile, Polynesia
Accession Date:
1890-Apr-19
Collection Date:
18 Dec 1886
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
023098
USNM Number:
A129773-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8010182

3 Casts of Inscribed Wooden Tablet

Vessel:
U.S.S. Mohican  Search this
Expedition:
Mohican Survey of Easter Island  Search this
Donor Name:
Maj. William J. Thomson  Search this
Collector:
Maj. William J. Thomson  Search this
Length:
62.9cm
Culture:
Rapa Nui (Easter Islander)  Search this
Object Type:
Cast
Place:
Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile, Polynesia
Accession Date:
1890-Apr-19
Collection Date:
18 Dec 1886
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
023098
USNM Number:
A129774-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8010184

Obsidian Spearhead

Donor Name:
Accession Number Unknown  Search this
Collector:
Mr. Kimball  Search this
Culture:
Rapa Nui (Easter Islander)  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Easter Island (Rapa Nui) (not certain), Chile, Polynesia
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
000000
USNM Number:
A9074-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8318589
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Rude Obsidian Blades

Donor Name:
Carnegie Institute Of Washington  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Harry M. Edmonds  Search this
Culture:
Rapa Nui (Easter Islander)  Search this
Object Type:
Blade
Place:
Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile, Polynesia
Accession Date:
1946-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
174353
USNM Number:
A390626-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8136231
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Early Easter Islanders Ate Rats—Lots of Rats

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:37:21 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_a41236d3ad94a0539fac35e48092c80a

Inscribed Wooden Tablet

Vessel:
U.S.S. Mohican  Search this
Expedition:
Mohican Survey of Easter Island  Search this
Donor Name:
Maj. William J. Thomson  Search this
Collector:
Maj. William J. Thomson  Search this
Length:
24.1cm
Culture:
Rapa Nui (Easter Islander)  Search this
Object Type:
Tablet
Place:
Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile, Polynesia
Accession Date:
1890-Apr-19
Collection Date:
18 Dec 1886
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
023098
USNM Number:
A129773-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8010183

Inscribed Wooden Tablet

Vessel:
U.S.S. Mohican  Search this
Expedition:
Mohican Survey of Easter Island  Search this
Donor Name:
Maj. William J. Thomson  Search this
Collector:
Maj. William J. Thomson  Search this
Length:
62.9cm
Culture:
Rapa Nui (Easter Islander)  Search this
Object Type:
Tablet
Place:
Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile, Polynesia
Accession Date:
1890-Apr-19
Collection Date:
18 Dec 1886
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
023098
USNM Number:
A129774-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8010185

Ancient Easter Islanders Likely Sailed Back And Forth to South America

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:12:31 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_4efa02c188fcb6cfe38df1b79d309430

View of Archaeological Site Showing Ruins of Stone Buildings And Mountains in Background 1968

Creator:
Holton, George  Search this
Subject:
Lindblad Travel, Inc. Expedition  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print 006 in x 008 in
Culture:
Inca  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1968
Local number:
NAA INV 04948014
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_63147

Adze

Donor Name:
No Information  Search this
Object Type:
Adze
Place:
Easter Island (Rapa Nui) (not certain), Chile, Polynesia
Accession Date:
1991
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
999999
USNM Number:
AT5759-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8326111
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Archaeology magazine special travel guide: "The Mystery of Easter Island"

Collection Creator:
Wormington, Hannah Marie  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The Hannah Marie Wormington papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Hannah Marie Wormington Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Hannah Marie Wormington Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1995-19-ref216

Negative Log Book Number 16, (84-5412 to 85-7765)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1984
1984-1985
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB16]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367113
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Unlocking the Secrets of Easter Island 1978

Creator:
Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 1 video reel (23 minutes) sound color 2 inch
Type:
Television programs
Travelogs
Place:
South America
Easter Island
Date:
1978
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.390
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
See more items in:
Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305602

Easter Island : archaeology, ecology and culture / Jo Anne Van Tilburg

Author:
Van Tilburg, JoAnne  Search this
Physical description:
191 p., 24 p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Easter Island
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Sculpture, Prehistoric  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F3169 .V217 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_476764

The Easter Island bulletins of William Mulloy / William Mulloy

Author:
Mulloy, William T (William Thomas) 1917-1978  Search this
World Monuments Fund (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Easter Island Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 170 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Easter Island
Date:
1995
1995, c1997
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Collection and preservation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1006142

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