A Quest for Rocks
Michel Charleux, an avid archeologist, has spent almost 20 years in French Polynesia since his first visit in 1977. Loyal to his idea about creating cultural awareness among young Polynesians, he has conducted archeology initiation workshops that have taken place in the teaching studios at the Musée de Tahiti et des Îles. Director of the underwater dig at the Vai’hi site on Raiatea, he is dedicated to restoring the Ta’ata marae.
Between 1987 and 2013, he has been involved in digs on the deserted island of Eiao. Today, Michel Charleux dedicates most of his time to classifying the extensive collections he brought back from this Marquesan island for his doctoral dissertation.
• International center for the Archaeological
research in French Polynesia
•Laboratory of Prehistoric Ethno