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Georgia Lee
Rock Art and Cultural Resource Management

Georgia Lee

Georgia Lee (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) has supervised contract work related to rock art management as well as research and publication of rock art sites on Easter Island, Hawaii and the western U.S. She is a member of the American Rock Art Research Association and former manager of the Rock Art Archive at UCLA.

Professional Experience:

Research Associate, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (ongoing).
Director and/or co-director of numerous archaeological projects on Easter Island and in the Hawaiian Islands, as well as many projects in California. Many were implemented through the University of California, Berkeley.
Chief Editor of Rapa Nui Journal (an international Journal concerning the archaeology and anthropology of Easter Island and eastern Polynesia) and Chief Editor of the Easter Island Foundation Publications program (ongoing).
Consultation: The Getty Conservation Institute; the Centro de Conservación y Restauración, Dirección de Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos, Santiago de Chile (1995), and United States Representative for the World Monuments Fund’s conference (Santiago de Chile) on conservation and preservation of archaeological sites on Easter Island. Consultant on three BBC documentary films.
Instructor of workshops on the management and protection of archaeological sites, and participant in a symposium concerning Baja California rock art, La Paz, Mexico, and coordinated by the Getty Conservation Institute and the Friends of Mexico.
National Chair for the Committee for Conservation and Preservation of the American Rock Art Research Association, and received the Wellmann Award (for distinguished service in the field of rock art) from that organization.
Lecturer: American Institute of Archaeology.

Other Books by Georgia Lee:

2006 - Rapa Nui, Island of Memory. Easter Island Foundation, Los Osos, CA.
2001 - Te Moana Nui. Exploring the Lost Isles of the South Pacific. Easter Island Foundation, Los Osos.
1999 - A Day with a Chumash. Lerner Publishing, Runestone Press, Minneapolis [a children’s book].
1997 - The Chumash Cosmos. Effigies, Ornaments, Incised Stone and Rock Paintings of the Chumash Indians. Bear Flag Books, Arroyo Grande.
1995 - Rapa-Nui. Storia Dell’isola di Pasqua. Editoriale Jaca Books, Milan, Italy.
1992 - The Rock Art of Easter Island: Symbols of Power, Prayers to the Gods. Monumenta Archaeologica 17, Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.
1990 - An Uncommon Guide to Easter Island: Exploring Archaeological Mysteries of Rapa Nui. International Resources, Inc.
1981 - The Portable Cosmos: Effigies, Ornaments and Incised Stones from the Chumash Area. Ballena Press Anthropological Papers 21. Socorro.

Author Links

Easter Island Foundation