Paul G. Bahn


THE 4"' INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE concerning Easter Island (following Hanga Roa 1984, Frankfurt 1989 and Laramie 1993) took place In Albuquerque. New Mexico. from August 5 - to 10. under the title "South ea Symposium: Easter Island in the Pacific Context", and can be counted a great success , having attracted over 200 participants from about 18 countries and every continent. Although, as at Laramie, the vast majority of those present were from the USA, it was again gratifying to see how many Rapanui-dignitarie, scholars, artlsans and entertainers -were able to make the journey, often at their own expense.