We count with the collaboration of an international team of archeologists, anthropologists, ethnographers as well as other scientists and researchers from different fields, who collaborate with us in specific research projects in those areas subject to study.

Edmundo Edwards

Edmundo’s passion for archaeology started when he was 12 years old and discovered a pre-Incan site in northern Chile.  After visiting Rapa Nui in 1957, he became enthralled by Rapanui culture and returned to the island in 1960 to work with Professor William Mulloy on the restoration of Ahu Akivi.

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Alexandra Edwards

Alexandra was born in Santiago, Chile, but spent several years in New York and Washington DC before returning to Rapa Nui in 1995.  A Latin-American Studies and Film major from Wesleyan University, she has since been carrying out archaeological fieldwork and ethnographic studies in both Latin America and Oceania.

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Patricia Vargas

In 1977, Claudio Cristino and Patricia Vargas Casanova began the massive Easter Island Archaeological Survey, a long term research program that to date has covered 85% of the island and recorded over 20,000 archaeological features and sites, including the documentation and mapping of almost 900 moai and the statue quarries of Rano Raraku (1981) where the great majority of the moai were carved, as part of the Easter Island Statuary Project carried out by the University of Chile´s research team (1977-1996).

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Lynn Danaher

Born in Portland, Oregon, raised on the Columbia River.  Lynn has spent her life around the marine environment, self taught and educated in the field.  She spent 23 years living in Homer, Alaska. During that time she homesteaded in the bush for 5 years and was a commercial fisherman for 14 years.

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