Ann M. Altman


A Personal Account of the VI International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific

by Ann M. Altman

On a vast bay, approximately half way down the coast of Chile, the city of Valparaiso and the resort towns of Vina del Mar and Renaca lie side by side, running one into another and each extending back into the hills around the bay. Conference Town, the site of the meeting, is on the out-skirts of Remaca, and offers all the facilities required for a successful international conference in a pleasant park-like setting. Our conference was particularly successful thanks to the conspicuous attention paid to every last detail by Jose Miguel Ramirez of the Center for Rapa Nui Studies at the University of Valparaiso.