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In the book Forgotten Civilization, geologist Robert Schoch writes "Another major puzzle which is directly apllicable to the chronology and dating of the moai, is the matter where various moai were quarried. Quarries on the rim of volcanic crater, where large moai were carved from volcanic tuffs are well exposed and still contain partially carved moai in place. I inspected these quarries carefully. However, the quarries where the few basalt moai were carved has never been definitively located despite the small size of the island.

On the website of the Easter Island Statue Project I found different information.
In a letter posted 7.th of december 2011, by Jo Anne Van Tilburge with the headline "Excavation Season V October-November 2011" she writes the following

"Before we began our excavation we visited the basalt quarries and outcrops sampled by our colleague Dr. Christian Fischer as part of our XRF analysis project. "

So my question is who is right? Jo Anne Van Tilburg or Robert Schoch?

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