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A kind of ceremonial platform constructed on Easter Island and the Society Islands in the period c.ad 600 through to ad 1500. Rectangular in plan, the platforms were built of stone slabs covering a rubble core. Stone statues (moai) were sometimes set on the ahu. Ahu are probably related to the marae found in ceremonial contexts in Polynesia.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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