Sidsel Millerström received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Polynesian archaeology. She is a specialist on archaeological art and architecture and has worked on excavations all over Polynesia including Easter Island, Fiji, the Marquesas, and Tahiti. Since 1984, Dr. Millerström has worked on all six presently inhabited islands in the Marquesas during which she discovered and recorded numerous tikis, carvings of human figures, and more that 7,000 ancient petroglyphs, now published in her book, Te Henua Enana. Up to this time no systematic survey had been conducted in the Marquesas, an archipelago which, in prehistory, was connected culturally with Easter Island. She excavated cave sites on Easter Island and worked with Dr. Georgia Lee documenting the petroglyphs and sculptures on the island. Dr. Millerström’s knowledge about Easter Island, her love of the Rapanui people, along with her passion for all things Polynesian is infectious.
Tours Led by Sidsel Millerström
- Tour Easter Island for the Tapati FestivalJanuary 29 - February 9, 2023 | Sidsel Millerström Travel to one of Polynesia’s most fascinating islands – enigmatic Easter Island where we will explore immense stone statues, perplexing petroglyphs, and vibrant cave paintings. The trip is timed to include the island's wonderful Tapati Festival, a time of revelry and feasts and of honoring the culture – both past and present!