Archaeological sites in Chile
Archaeological sites are distributed throughout all regions of Chile.
Easter Islanders’ Weapons Were Deliberately Not Lethal
Researchers say the weapons of Rapa Nui were actually lousy battle tools, and the islanders wanted it that way. Few stone monuments are as recognizable as the moai of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), and few...
Scientists Uncover A Shocking Discovery Underneath The Easter Island Heads! Unbelievable!
As if they weren’t mysterious enough.. This is absolutely incredible! Easter Island is known for the giant disembodied heads. But as it turns out, those heads aren’t disembodied at all — they’re in fa...
The Easter Island Heads Also Have BODIES
The enduring image in the public's mind of the mysterious heads on Easter Island is simply that - heads. So it comes as quite a shock to discover that they have full bodies extending deep underground....
Easter Island, Moai, Rongorongo
Easter Island is the world's most isolated inhabited island. It is also one of the most mysterious. Easter Island is roughly midway between Chile and Tahiti. The triangular shaped island is made mostl...
Introduction to San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama is a pueblo in the middle of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, known for sandboarding, beautiful landscapes, and stargazing.
Easter Islanders’ Weapons Were Deliberately Not Lethal
Researchers say the weapons of Rapa Nui were actually lousy battle tools, and the islanders wanted it that way. Few stone monuments are as recognizable as the moai of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), and few...
Mocha Island
Mocha (Spanish: Isla Mocha) is a small Chilean island located west of the coast of Arauco Province in the Pacific Ocean. The island is approximately 48 km (19 sq mi) in area, with a...
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Madre de Dios Island
Madre de Dios Island (Spanish: Isla Madre de Dios, [ˈmaðɾe ðe ðjos]) is an island in the Magallanes Region, Chile. It is located west of the Trinidad Channel and Concepción Channel. Madre de Dios Isla...
Tulor
Tulor is an archaeological site located in the Norte Grande natural region of the Antofagasta Region, Chile near San Pedro de Atacama. The site is a former village complex with an area of 5,200 m...
Tulor - Wikipedia
Music of Easter Island
Easter Island is located in the Pacific Ocean. Though its earliest inhabitants, the Rapa Nui People, are ethnically Polynesian, the island is part of the South American state of Chile. The music of t...
Music of Easter Island - Wikipedia
Rapa Nui people
The Rapa Nui are the native Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, in the Pacific Ocean. The easternmost Polynesian culture, the Rapa Nui people currently make up 60% of Easter Island's...
Rapa Nui people - Wikipedia
Anakena
Anakena is a white coral sand beach in Rapa Nui National Park on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), a Chilean island in the Pacific Ocean. Anakena has two ahus, Ahu-Ature has single moai and Ahu Nao-Nao has s...
Anakena - Wikipedia
Aku-Aku
Aku-Aku: the Secret of Easter Island is a 1958 book by Thor Heyerdahl. The book describes the 1955-56 Norwegian Archaeological Expedition's investigations of Polynesian history and culture at Easter I...
Cuz Cuz
Cuz Cuz or Cuzcuz is a small village and an archeological site which lies about 6 kilometers from the city of Illapel, Choapa Province, in the Coquimbo Region of Chile. It is important in Chilean hist...
Cuz Cuz - Wikipedia
Ahu Akivi
Ahu Akivi is a particular sacred place in Rapa Nui (or Easter Island) in the Valparaíso Region of Chile, looking out towards the Pacific Ocean. The site has seven moai, all of equal shape and size, a...
Ahu Akivi - Wikipedia
Rapa Nui National Park
Rapa Nui National Park is a national park and UNESCO-inscribed World Heritage Site located on Easter Island, Chile. Rapa Nui is the Polynesian name of Easter Island; its Spanish name is Isla de Pascua...
Rapa Nui National Park - Wikipedia
Rano Raraku
Rano Raraku is a volcanic crater formed of consolidated volcanic ash, or tuff, and located on the lower slopes of Terevaka in the Rapa Nui National Park on Easter Island in Chile. It was a quarry for ...
Rano Raraku - Wikipedia
CEIPP
The C.E.I.P.P., or the Centre (formerly Cercle) d'Etudes sur l'île de Pâques et la Polynésie ("Study Centre (formerly "Circle") on Easter Island and Polynesia")y is a geographic and anthropological gr...
Introduction to San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama is a pueblo in the middle of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, known for sandboarding, beautiful landscapes, and stargazing.
Purén
Purén is a city (2002 pop. 12,868) and commune in Malleco Province of La Araucanía Region, Chile. It is located in the west base of the Nahuelbuta mountain range (650 km. south of Santiago). The...
Purén - Wikipedia
Rapa Nui calendar
The Rapa Nui calendar was the indigenous lunisolar calendar of Easter Island. It is now obsolete.
William J. Thomson, paymaster on the USS Mohican, spent twelve days on Easter Island from December...
Rapa Nui calendar - Wikipedia
Lasana
Lasana is a small village located 40 km (25 mi) northeast of the city of Calama in the Calama province of Chile's northern Antofagasta Region. It sits along the banks of the Loa River.Pukará...
Lasana - Wikipedia
Huaca de Chena
70°44′49.55″W / 33.6149583°S 70.7470972°W / -33.6149583; -70.7470972Huaca de Chena, also known as the Chena Pukara, allegedly one promaucae fortress, rather an astronomic obse...
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Makemake (mythology)
Makemake (also written as Make-make or MakeMake; pronounced [ˈmakeˈmake] in Rapa Nui) in the Rapa Nui mythology of Easter Island, is the creator of humanity, the god of fertility and the chief god of ...
Makemake (mythology) - Wikipedia
Atacama Giant
69°37′59″W / 19.94889°S 69.63306°W / -19.94889; -69.63306The Atacama Giant (Spanish: Gigante de Atacama) is a large anthropomorphic geoglyph in the Atacama Desert, Chile. ...
Atacama Giant - Wikipedia
Cueva del Milodón Natural Monument
Cueva del Milodón Natural Monument is a Natural Monument located in the Chilean Patagonia, 24 km (15 mi) northwest of Puerto Natales and 270 km (168 mi) north of Punta Arenas. The ...
Cueva del Milodón Natural Monument - Wikipedia
Vinita Formation
The Vinita Formation is a geological formation in Coquimbo, Chile whose strata date back to the Late Cretaceous. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.