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Some Notes on the Rapanui Archaeoastronomy

  title={Some Notes on the Rapanui Archaeoastronomy},
  author={Sergei V. Rjabchikov},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
This paper is dedicated to the research of secrets of Easter Island (Rapa Nui), a remote plot of land in the Pacific; the work includes not only necessary ethnological data, but also some results on the archaeoastronomy. The analysis of several rock drawings lets us date them. The priests Hina Mango and Rahu (Rahi) were not only experts on the script, but also great astronomers. There is abundant evidence that the priests-astronomers used the astrolabe in their studies. The local astronomical… Expand
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