This issue of Rapa Nui Journal presents a fourth portion of papers presented at the Third International Conference on Easter Island Research, held in Laramie, Wyoming, August 3-6,1993. The conference was sponsored by the University of Wyoming. Sixty papers were presented by researchers from 18 countries. Over 250 participants attended the conference which was in recognition of the contribution to Easter Island research made by the late William Mulloy. Wyoming anthropologist, and his colleagues of the 1955-56 Norwegian Expedition.

The conference was made possible by funding from the University of Wyoming Research Office and was strongly supported by members of the Easter Island Foundation, University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology. University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences, and University of Wyoming Office of Conferences and Institutes.