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Carole Nervig

Carole Nervig first moved to Micronesia as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1969. With her creation of the Nan Madol Foundation in 1990, she again returned to reside on the small Pacific island of Pohnpei, and at which time she discovered that a recent brush fire had exposed hundreds of previously undocumented petroglyphs carved on gigantic boulders. This portion of the overgrown megalithic site called Pohnpaid was unknown even to Pohnpei’s state historic preservation officer. The petroglyphs were unlike others from Oceania, so Nervig began investigating and comparing them with petroglyphs and symbols from around the world as evidence of a universal Mother Culture.