William Liller


As reported elsewhere (see Liller, 1993 for the most recent summary and for other references), there now exists overwhelming statistical evidence that on Rapa Nui, as many a 15 or 20 ahu were constructed with their orientations or location -or both-carefully predetermined with an astronomical intent in the minds of the designers. One of the most outstanding examples is Ahu Huri A Urenga, the modest single-moai ahu on the outskirts of Hanga Roa close to the road from the airport to Anakena. (This moai is perhaps best known for having four hands.)