Rano Kao Crater and the Birdman culture at Orongo

Rano Kao crater

The three islands off Orongo associated with the Birdman culture (Tangata manu), practised until the 1860s

Stone houses with sod roofs were the habitation of the "bird-men"


The location of the Birdman petroglyphs at Orongo is the most important of the 1000 petroglyph sites on the island

Details of some of the petroglyphs at Orongo - and below



House entrances can also be seen in the above two images

Moai Statues on Easter Island

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