Terry Hunt, Department of Anthropology, Robert D. Clark Honors College

Academic Areas:
Easter Island, Pacific Archaeology, Historical Ecology, Historical Environmental Change, Prehistory, Linguistics

Terry Hunt is an archaeologist whose research and teaching focus on historical environmental change and life on the islands of the Pacific Ocean. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of anthropology and the dean of the Clark Honors College. He has conducted archaeological research in the Pacific Islands for more than thirty years, with extensive work in the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and Easter Island (Rapa Nui). His continuing research on the island addresses questions concerning the trajectory of cultural and ecological changes, including the role of the colossal statues and monuments in ancient society.

tlhunt@uoregon.edu | 541-346-8905


Recent Media:
VIDEO: National Geographic Live! - Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo: The Statues That Walked (National Geographic, Aug. 13, 2012)
Easter Island Statues: New Theory Explains How Rapa Nui Moai Were Moved (The Huffington Post, June 21, 2012)