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book by Jo Anne Van Tilburg. Katherine Routledge is a central figure in the history of Easter Island, one of the world's most remote and mysterious locales. by Jo Anne Van Tilburg.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Among Stone Giants: The Life of Katherine. Publisher: Scribner 2014-06-14. Publication Date: 2014. List this Seller's Books. Payment Methods accepted by seller.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-332) and index.

Her life turns out to be very interesting and Tilburg does an excellent job, she was almost completely unknown before this book. I learned a lot about Easter Island ethnography, as well as the ethnography of 19th century English Quaker families, and the changes they went through in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tilburg's greatest gift is to show historical connections and continuity in a romantic manner. Stbalbach, July 5, 2006.

By Jo Anne Van Tilburg. 351 pp. New York: A Lisa Drew Book/Scribner. By Jennifer Vanderbes. 304 pp. New York: The Dial Press. FOR the curious child drawn to picture books or National Geographic articles about ancient civilizations, it's almost a rite of passage to come across the mighty megaliths on Easter Island and puzzle over how they got there.

028374) Van Tilburg, Jo Anne. New York: Scribner, 2003.

Jo Anne Van Tilburg, PhD, is an archaeologist with two decades of experience on Easter Island, where she directs the comprehensive and definitive Easter Island Statue Project. She is a national lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America and a lecturer for the British Museum Traveller. She lives in Malibu, California.

During these investigations, some 42 one metre square test pits were excavated in 11 archaeological and one natural site

By Jo Anne Van Tilburg. Foreword by Andrew Tatham.

Katherine Routledge is a central figure in the history of Easter Island, one of the world's most remote and mysterious locales. Born to a wealthy and prestigious English Quaker family in 1866, Katherine rebelled against Victorian values, becoming one of the first female graduates of Oxford University and the first woman archaeologist to work in Polynesia. From 1913 to 1915, Katherine and her husband, Australian adventurer William Scoresby Routledge, led the Mana Expedition to Easter Island, where Katherine conducted the first ever excavations of the island's world-famous stone statues. Katherine collected vast quantities of new information, and through interviews with dozens of elderly men and women, she was able to save the history of the island, whose population was struggling back from the brink of extinction. Without Katherine's extraordinary efforts, Easter Island's traditional beliefs and customs would have been forever lost. Many of Katherine's papers were thought to be lost until they were discovered by Jo Anne Van Tilburg, the contemporary world's leading authority on the Easter Island statues. In this compelling biography, Dr. Van Tilburg brings her unique expertise to Katherine Routledge's discoveries and to her turbulent life. The result is an exciting personal story, set against the drama of Katherine's remarkable exploration of one of the most intriguing archaeological sites in the world.

Phalaken
Critics point to minor objective errors of little consequence, and to arguable inferences. I myself found the lengthy, pre-Easter Island part of the book somewhat morbid and discouraging, but there was, after all, unmistakable morbidity in the subject's life, in several respects; and this is a biography. Nevertheless, in the end and on the whole, I found the book quite interesting and certainly worthwhile: it offers not only biography, but also the fascination of diverse and improbably confluent currents of history, ethnology/anthropology, exotic geography, and (not least) social psychology. All books are unique, this one outstandingly so, and well written.

Also recommended: "Hoa Hakananai'a", by the same expert author.
Sha
Great book, great story... Item arrived in excellent condition!
Malalanim
This is a thoughtful and revealing biography of the woman who did the first major study of Easter Island in the early 20th century. Van Tilburg gives us insight into Katherine Routledge's life, passion, and personal struggles as well as providing an indepth sequel to Routledge's own important book. Anyone who has read THE MYSTERY OF EASTER ISLAND, indeed anyone who has been thrilled to walk among the island's magical statues--as well as anyone who has done so in the pages of a book--will find this biography compelling.
MisTereO
Fascinating biography of early investigator of Easter Island archaeology and ethnography. Great follow up to visit to Rapa Nui.
Snowseeker
Very thorough study of the topic and the individuals involved. Most useful for research I am undertaking on the connection between Katherine (nee Pease) and William Routledge and the island of Cyprus.
Vudogal
love the ideas
Pad
Jo Anne Van Tilburg & Katherine Routledge have much in common. Jo Anne did a great justice to her

Richard A. Robinson
I think the premise for the story is outstanding. I wish James Michener, or Rutherford wrote it. It was written by an archeologist and is dry and disjointed. It reads like a text book.