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The Statues That Walked

  • Date
    June 21, 2012
  • Time 7:30 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price NG Member: $18; General Public: $20 2-Part Series: $34/$38

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Photo: Easter Island statue
A close-up of one of the moai of Easter Island

Photograph by James P. Blair

Photo: Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo

Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo

Photograph courtesy Carl Lipo

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Archaeologists Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo offer a daring new theory on the statues of Easter Island. For decades, the deforestation of the island to provide rollers to move the islands’ iconic giant statues has been cited as the cause of the native population’s collapse. Suggesting a radically different account of the island’s history, Hunt and Lipo will explain their theory, and describe how their work has led them to their challenging conclusions. Their book, The Statues That Walked, received the 2012 SAA Book Award in the Public Audience category from the Society for American Archaeology.

Read a feature story about Hunt and Lipo’s work on NGM.com.

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