MAY 2016 “INVESTIGATE THE HIDDEN MAPS OF THE COSMOS ON EASTER ISLAND”

This research investigates if there exists a relationship between three large concentrations of petroglyphs located in close proximity to important ritual and ceremonial areas where ancient astronomer priests (skywatchers) lived with their acolytes in special houses in the form of a tower,  upon which they watched the nightly sky and thus announced the times to plan seasonal and celebrate important events related with  their ritual  calendar known as “The Work of the Gods.”

The locations are the following.

1) Ahu Tongariki, the largest altar upon the island with 15 statues.

2) Ava o Kiri at the interior of Anakena the sacred dwelling place of the paramount chief.

3) Papa Vaka Papa Moa, located at the interior of Hanga Hoonu bay,

where some  concentrations of petroglyphs carry astronomical names.

We expect to find that these petroglyphs and the archaeological

remains in their immediate vicinity are related to specific events

that took place during their yearly Lunar calendar, and served as

visual markers of such phenomena.

4) We will also explore all the signifcant sites scattered across the island.

Moai and related quarries, agricultural, house sites and alters.

LIMITED TO 14 PARTICIPANTS

The mystery of Easter Island

The mystery of Easter Island