Rongorongo: The Easter Island Script: History, Traditions, Text

Rongorongo: The Easter Island Script: History, Traditions, Text

by Steven Roger Fischer

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Rongorongo: The Easter Island Script: History, Traditions, Text by Steven Roger Fischer

This book is the first comprehensive documentation of Rongorongo, Easter Island's enigmatic script and Oceania's only known pre-twentieth-century writing system. The author tells the full history of rongorongo's exciting discovery and the many attempts at a decipherment and provides full transcriptions of all the 25 surviving rongorongo inscriptions along with detailed photographs of nearly every incised artifact.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198237105
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/05/1998
Series: Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics Series , #14
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.80(d)
Lexile: 1380L (what's this?)

About the Author

Institute of Polynesian Languages and Literatures, Auckland

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