Moai Statues on Easter Island (IMAGE) University of California - Santa Cruz Caption Easter Island is known for these iconic Moai statues, as well as mysteries surrounding the inhabitants of the island. Credit Terry Hunt Usage Restrictions For use only with news coverage of this research. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.