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Photographs of Easter Island manuscripts

Extent:
34 Prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Easter Island
Date:
circa 1970
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of pages from two manuscripts with Easter Island texts. Adrienne Kaeppler of the Smithsonian Institution identified them as copies of petroglyphs, drawings, and pictographs from rongorongo boards with an explanation of the characters in the native language. The location of the original manuscripts has not yet been determined.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 127
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional depictions of Rongorongo script held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 75-13 and MS 1292.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Rongorongo script  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 127, Photographs of Easter Island manuscripts, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.127
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3059359f7-6d2d-42a6-a389-1202bdd4435e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-127

William J. Thomson photograph collection of Easter Island Rongorongo boards

Creator:
Thomson, William J. (William Judah), 1841-1909  Search this
Names:
Mohican Expedition  Search this
Extent:
7 Drawings
15 Prints (albumen)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Easter Island
Date:
circa 1880-1890
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Rongorongo "boards," wooden objects incised with glyphs that originated on Easter Island. The boards shown include the Oar, Keiti, Aruku Kerenga, Mamari, Echancree, Small Santiago, and Large Santiago. The material was probably collected by William J. Thomson for his report "Te Pito Te Henua, or Easter Island."
Biographical/Historical note:
William J. Thomson (1841-1909) was the United States Navy paymaster on the USS Mohican expedition to Easter Island in 1886. The expedition's purposes included archeological surveying and excavation, the creation of geographical charts, and ethnographic research. Two moai (Easter Island stone figures), Rongorongo boards, and a variety of other artifacts for the Smithsonian Institution were collected during the trip.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 75-13
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs of Easter Island by Thomson can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
Easter Island specimens donated by Thomson, including original Rongorongo boards and casts of others, can be found in the Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, in accessions 020078 and 023098.
Additional photographs of the USS Mohican expedition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 76-26.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Rongorongo boards -- Easter Island  Search this
Rongorongo script  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 75-13, William J. Thomson photograph collection of Easter Island Rongorongo boards, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-13
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e83f9091-a7b9-4921-908f-c90ea0afd2fe
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-75-13

Rongorongo : the Easter Island script : history, traditions, texts / Steven Roger Fischer

Author:
Fischer, Steven R  Search this
Physical description:
714 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Easter Island
Date:
1997
To 1500
Topic:
Rongorongo script  Search this
Rapanui language--Writing--History  Search this
History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_522004

The Gotland papers : selected papers from the VII International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific : migration, identity, and cultural heritage : Gotland University, Sweden, August 20-25, 2007 / editors: Paul Wallin and Helene Martinsson-Wallin

Title:
Migration, identity and cultural heritage
Author:
International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific (7th : 2007 : Gotland, Sweden)  Search this
Wallin, Paul  Search this
Martinsson-Wallin, Helene  Search this
Högskolan på Gotland  Search this
Easter Island Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
530 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Oceania
Easter Island
Date:
2010
Topic:
Prehistoric peoples  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Pacific Islanders--Migrations  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063181

Words out of wood : proposals for the decipherment of the Easter Island script / M. de Laat

Author:
Laat, M. de  Search this
Physical description:
289 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Easter Island
Date:
2009
Topic:
Inscriptions  Search this
Rongorongo script  Search this
Rapanui language--Writing  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_954314

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