Correcting The Record Through Years of Research

 COD Anthropology instructor Dale Simpson Jr.

COD Anthropology instructor Dale Simpson Jr.

Off the west coast of Chile, far out into the south Pacific, is a speck of an island. Despite its remote location and tiny size, studying Rapa Nui, or Easter Island has been the life work of College of DuPage Anthropolgy instructor Dale f. Simpson Jr. First Light host Brian O’Keefe sat down with Dale to find out what he’s learned about the South Pacific island, its culture and its people.

 The Moai, ancient sculptures on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) served as a genealogical record and a link to the past for the island’s people (Photo courtesy of Dale Simpson Jr.)

The Moai, ancient sculptures on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) served as a genealogical record and a link to the past for the island’s people (Photo courtesy of Dale Simpson Jr.)