Cranial and Postcranial Skeletal continues to be from Easter Island was first released in 1968. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.
An archaeological day trip to Easter Island and the East Pacific used to be geared up and financed through Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian anthropologist of Kon-Tiki fame, in 1955 -1956. even though Professor Murrill was once now not a member of the excursion, he used to be requested to check and research, from the viewpoint of actual anthropology, the human skeletal fabric which was once stumbled on by means of the excursion in excavations on Easter Island. Professor Murrill carried out a close exam of the continues to be, utilizing such equipment as metrical measurements, morphological observations, and analyses of blood workforce gene frequencies.
In this ebook he offers the authentic info as a result of his learn, a lot of it within the kind of entire tables, and his conclusions. The findings throw major gentle at the query of the place the prehistoric Easter Islanders got here from. opposite to theories favorite by way of Mr. Heyerdahl and others that those humans and their tradition derived from prehistoric settlements at the west coast of South the USA, Professor Murrill concludes that the Easter Island humans have been Polynesian in foundation and they could have come from the Marquesas Islands. He reveals it not likely Negroid migration (possibly from Melanesia) antedated a Polynesian one to Easter Island and, at the foundation of his overview of blood team platforms, he means that the Polynesian and the yank Indian kinds should be derived from an identical gene pool in East Asia.
The ebook is illustrated with photos, drawings, and maps, and there's a mammoth bibliography.