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Topic: Easter Island
El Ritual del Hombre-Pajaro – the bird-man cult of Rapa Nui

El Ritual del Hombre-Pajaro – the bird-man cult of Rapa Nui

The successful man would be declared Tangata-Manu, would take the egg in his hand and lead a procession back to his homeland. Once in residence there he was tapu (taboo) for the next five months of his year long status, and allowed his nails to grow and wore a headdress of human hair.

Society of Ethnobiology 32nd annual conference – Tulane University, New Orleans

Society of Ethnobiology 32nd annual conference – Tulane University, New Orleans

New Orleans 4 years ago - there was no water purification equipment on site, no chemical toilets, no antibiotics and no anti-diarrheals stored for a crisis. There were no designated medical staff at work in the evacuation center.