At the Rapa Nui Rendezvous at Laramie, Wyoming, in August 1993, it was painfully obvious that Easter Island scholars are divided into two main ideological camps: those who believe that Polynesians were the island's only prehistoric inhabitants and those who don't.
"The significance of Basque genes in Easter Island prehistory,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol9/iss1/3