"Te Pu Haka Nini Mako?i" Top 5 Page for this destination Easter Island Things to Do Tip by pure1942
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Following the western coastal trail you will come to this area covered in volcanic, rocky outcrops. Searching through the uneven ground and grass you will be able to spot a variety of petroglyphs and carvings. The name ?Te Pu Haka Mako?i? literally means ?holes to roll mako?i seeds? which refers to a traditional game which local children used to play. Like the petroglyphs at Papa Vaka, these carvings depict items and animals important to the local islanders. Depictions of turtles, fish and canoes can be seen scattered around the area. The engravings can be hard to find but there is an information sign close to the track and the petroglyphs are located in the field behind...keep searching and you?ll stumble across them. Not entirely sure of the originality of some of the carvings...some of them look very fresh but then again I?m no expert on rock art!
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