is an ahu
with seven moai
on Rapa Nui
) in Chilean Polynesia
. The ahu
and its moai
were restored in 1960 by the American archaeologist William Mulloy
and his Chilean
colleague, Gonzalo Figueroa García-Huidobro. Mulloy's work on the Akivi-Vaiteka Complex was supported by the Fulbright Foundation
and by grants from the University of Wyoming
, the University of Chile
and the International Fund for Monuments
. Ahu Akivi
also gives its name to one of the seven regions of the Rapa Nui National Park
Unlike other Rapa Nui ceremonial centers with ahu, the Akivi-Vaiteka Complex is not located on the coast. In contrast to the monumental statuary at other sites on the island, the moai at Ahu Akivi face the ocean.
- Mulloy, W.T. 1968. Preliminary Report of Archaeological Field Work, February-July, 1968, Easter Island. New York, N.Y.: Easter Island Committee, International Fund for Monuments.
- Mulloy, W.T., and G. Figueroa. 1978. The A Kivi-Vai Teka Complex and its Relationship to Easter Island Architectural Prehistory. Honolulu: Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
- Mulloy, W.T., and S.R. Fischer. 1993. Easter Island Studies: Contributions to the History of Rapanui in Memory of William T. Mulloy. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
- Mulloy, W.T., World Monuments Fund, and Easter Island Foundation. 1995. The Easter Island Bulletins of William Mulloy. New York; Houston: World Monuments Fund; Easter Island Foundation.
- Norwegian Archaeological Expedition to Easter Island and the East Pacific, T. Heyerdahl, E.N. Ferdon, W.T. Mulloy, A. Skjølsvold, C.S. Smith. 1961. Archaeology of Easter Island. Stockholm; Santa Fe, N.M.: Forum Pub. House; distributed by The School of American Research.