Essays about: "easter island"

Found 5 essays containing the words easter island.

  1. 1. Ethical perspectives and cultural differences regarding repatriation and management of human skeletal remains : Rapa Nui case study

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia

    Author : Olivia Gustafsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Repatriation; ethics; Indigenous; Rapa Nui; and post-colonialism; Repatriering; etik; Ursprungsbefolkning; Rapa Nui och post-kolonialism;

    Abstract : Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is an island in the Pacific Ocean which has been colonised over a long period of time. Colonisers have exploited the island through looting and trading Rapanui (the Indigenous people) human skeletal remains. READ MORE

  2. 2. A Spatially Explicit Agent-Based Model of Human-Resource Interaction on Easter Island

    University essay from KTH/Numerisk analys, NA

    Author : Peter Steiglechner; [2020]
    Keywords : Agent-based modelling; applied mathematics; socio-economic modelling; Agentbaserad modellering; tillämpad matematik; socioekonomisk modellering;

    Abstract : The history of Easter Island, with its cultural and ecological mysteries, has attracted the interests of archaeologists, anthropologists, ecologists, and economists alike. Despite the great scientific efforts, uncertainties in the available archaeological and palynological data leave a number of critical issues unsolved and open to debate. READ MORE

  3. 3. Visitor Perceptions of Authenticity and Commodification in Easter Island Cultural Heritage Tourism : Pride and Empowerment of the Rapanui

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och industriell teknik

    Author : Evelina Elf Donaldson; [2020]
    Keywords : easter island; rapanui; rapa nui; authenticity; commodification; tourist perceptions; tourism; cultural heritage; community-based tourism; indigenous;

    Abstract : This study sought to analyze tourist perceptions of cultural heritage tourism on Easter Island, more specifically, how they perceived and valued the concept of ‘authenticity’ in representations of local Rapanui culture. By analyzing and categorizing trends found in Trip Advisor reviews left for 6 tourism businesses on the island (3 traditional performance venues and 3 guided tour companies), this primary research question was further broken down to assess 1) what factors in particular render an experience valuable and authentic to the tourist, 2) how tourists perceive indigenous Rapanui’s relationship to their own culture in the context of cultural tourism, and 3) if they perceive the industry as exploiting or empowering the Rapanui people. READ MORE

  4. 4. Stratified Polynesia : A GIS-based study of prehistoric settlements in Samoa and Rapa Nui

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia

    Author : Olof Håkansson; [2017]
    Keywords : GIS; social structure; Samoa; Rapa Nui; Easter Island; settlement; hierarchy; archaeological method on spatial relations; stratification; chiefdom; the noble savage; spatial analysis; hare paenga; hare moa; ahu; moai; pipihoreko; manavai; GIS; social struktur; Samoa; Rapa Nui; Påskön; bosättning; hierarki; arkeologisk metod på spatiala relationer; stratifikation; hövdingadöme; den ädle vilden; spatial analys; hare paenga; hare moa; ahu; moai; pipihoreko; manavai;

    Abstract : The overall objective of this study is, to understand how the prehistoric individual experienced her “being in the world”. This is done by examining the spatial relationships of prehistoric remains in order to understand hierarchies. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Crematorium of Hanga Hahave on Rapa Nui (Easter Island): What stories can the skeletal remains reveal. 

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Arkeologi

    Author : Sigourney Nina Navarro; [2017]
    Keywords : Crematoria; Hanga Hahave; Rapa Nui; Easter Island; Cremations; Osteology; Osteoarchaeology; Entanglement; Human remains; Burnt bones; Relic; Burial; Offering; Cannibalism;

    Abstract : This paper uses an osteological approach and applies the study of entanglement in an attempt to understand the crematoria on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), which represent a unique tradition within the ceremonial spheres of the Polynesian area. Skeletal remains from the crematorium of ahu Hanga Hahave, which consist of both cremated - and unburned remains, have been analysed to reveal the different practices that took part in the cremation process and to identify the individuals that were deposited in such structure. READ MORE