Exploring a mysterious tablet from Easter Island: the issues of authenticity and falsifiability in rongorongo studies

@article{Melka2020ExploringAM,
  title={Exploring a mysterious tablet from Easter Island: the issues of authenticity and falsifiability in rongorongo studies},
  author={Tomi S. Melka and R. M. Schoch},
  journal={Cryptologia},
  year={2020},
  volume={44},
  pages={481 - 544}
}
  • Tomi S. Melka, R. M. Schoch
  • Published 2020
  • History, Computer Science
  • Cryptologia
  • Abstract An analysis is conducted on an artifact that relates to the rongorongo tradition on Easter Island (Rapa Nui), a tradition first recorded in 1864 by the lay missionary Joseph-Eugène Eyraud. We here designate this engraved wooden tablet the “San Diego Tablet” (SDT), due to the old San Diego (California) estate where its provenance is traced. Physical damage – including one side that is obliterated by weathering, corrosion, and erosion – is suggestive of the artifact having been stored in… CONTINUE READING

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