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Authors

Georgia Lee

Abstract

Comprehensive rock art documentation projects in Easter Island, the Marquesas and the Hawaiian Islands have resulted in an extensive Polynesian rock art data base. A study of motif distribution, as revealed in these projects contributes toward a better understanding of certain features of Polynesian culture. For example. internal spatial distribution patterns on Rapa Nui suggest an association with ancient clan boundaries, and inter-island comparisons provide insight into prehistoric migration routes.

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