Provides a control against which to measure moai conservation/ weathering surveys conducted by the National Parks Authority (CONAF) Rapa Nui on standing moai at Rano Raraku.
Provoked invitation to continue the survey into 2014 and prompted further efforts to protect some of the more vulnerable moai
Recording and analysis of weathering on recumbent moai situated along the southern Ara Moai (Moai Road) between Rano Raraku and Ahu Hoa Anga Vaka A Tua Poi, Rapa Nui. The variables noted include: stone gullying, stone disaggregation/matrix removal, the chemical re-precipitation of silica, graffiti, animal rubbing and so on. Possible threats to the moai and ways to mitigate these are also listed. The database has been prepared in English and Spanish.