Editor: Dr. Mara A. Mulrooney, Pacific Legacy, Inc., Hawai'i


The Rapa Nui Journal (RNJ) is the official, peer-reviewed journal, of the Easter Island Foundation (EIF). The journal serves as a forum for interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and social sciences on Easter Island and the Eastern Polynesian region. Each issue may include Research Articles, Research Reports, Commentaries or Dialogues, Book or Media Reviews and EIF News.

RNJ is published twice a year and welcomes contributions from a wide range of social, cultural, indigenous and historical disciplines on topics related to the lives and cultures of the peoples of Rapa Nui and Eastern Polynesia. Abstracts for articles may be published in English, Spanish, and Rapanui. We welcome submissions from scholars across Oceania, North and South America, and beyond.

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SAMPLE ISSUE, VOL. 30#2 (2016)

CURRENT CONTENT (Content from Volume 29, 2015 forward)

Current Issue: Volume 21, Issue 2 (2007) October

Research Papers


Research Report

Commentaries or Dialogues


Respect versus contempt for evidence: Reply to Hunt and Lipo
John Flenley, Kevin Butler, and Paul G. Bahn

Book or Media Reviews

EIF News

Rapa Nui Journal cover art