moai at rano raraku  The Resilience of Easter Island

   A Historical Ethnography by Sebastiaan Roeling

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Many sources about Easter Island are only available as a book. The extensive bibliography at the end of my book shows which books were consulted. Many of them, but unfortunately not all, are available as used book at bookstores like Amazon or the Easter Island Foundation. However, some sources were available to me through the internet. On this page I would like to share these online available sources. These sources are freely offered by the organisations or authors and therefore it is assumed that there is no objection these sources are included on this page. If any of the intellectual owners of these sources had any objection please contact the author through the contact page. All sources offered here are in pdf file.

As a Dutchman, the first source I used was the official log written by Jacob Roggeveen himself. Today this log is available on the internet through two sources.

De reis van Mr. Jacob Roggeveen (1721 - 1722) (in Dutch)

The Voyage of Captain Don Felipe González to Easter Island preceded by an extract from the official log of mynheer Jacob Roggeveen

Ship logs of Davis, Roggeveen, González, Cook and von Kotzebue

Many sources on deforestation and palmforest density used for my research was available through a variety of digital sources:

Humans, climate or introduced rats – which is to blame for the woodland destruction on prehistoric Rapa Nui (Easter Island) by Andreas Mieth and Hans-Rudolf Bork, Journal of Archaeological Science (2009)

Inventory of the coconutpalm resources in the Kingdom of Tonga: Draft Report to the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade by L.E. Burrows and R. Douglas, Landcare Research NZ Limited (1996)

A disappearing oasis in the semi-arid Chaco: Deficient palm regeneration and establishment by Patricia B. Puechagut, Natalia Poloti, Laura M. Bellis and Luis O. Rivera, Journal for Nature Conservation (2012)

Species Profiles for Pacific Island Agroforestry: Cocos nucifera (coconut) by Edward Chan and Craig R. Elevitch, Traditional Tree Initiative (2006)

Effect of planting density on the yield of coconut by W.M.U. Fernando and C.K. Bandaranayake, Coconut Research Institute, Lunuwila, Sri Lanka (1996)

Asia-Pacific Forestry sector outlook study: Focus on coconut wood by Romulo N. Arancon, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (1997)

Asia-Pacific Forestry sector outlook study: Regional Study – The South Pacific by Chris Brown, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (1997)

Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) by S.S. Magat, International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), Agricultural Research and Development Branch, Philippine Coconut Authority

The Cambridge world history of food (Coconut, Chapter II.E.2 by H.C. Harries) by Kenneth F Kiple and Kriemhild Coneè Ornelas (ed.), Cambridge University Press (2000)

Other online sources:

Unwriting “Easter Island”: Listening to Rapa Nui by Forrest Wade Young (dissertation), University of Hawaii (2011)

A.D. 1680 and Rapa Nui Prehistory by Carl P. Lipo and Terry L. Hunt, Asian Perspectives, Volume 48, University of Hawaii Press (2009)

Rapanui Archaeoastronomy & Ethnoastronomy by Edmundo R. Edwards and Alexandra Edwards, Flag #83 Expedition Report, The Explorers Club (2010)

Native Names of Easter Island Fishes, with Comments on the Origin of the Rapanui People by John E. Randall and Alfredo Cea Egaña, Bishop Museum Occasional Papers (1994)

Easter Island's end by Jared Diamond, Discover Magazine (1995)


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