rapa nui

Upon discovery of Easter Island by Europeans, all of the Moai (the head statues) were knocked down, it is believed, by tribal
What really happened to the native Polynesians who once lived on Easter Island? The researchers analyzed and dated 428 obsidian
Dr. Mara Mulrooney wants to debunk Jared Diamond’s famous assertion that the people of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, committed “environmental suicide.”
But Diamond says the Polynesian society’s “doom had been approaching as people cleared land to plant gardens; as they felled
What was more surprising to the researchers was the lack of seafood in the diet of the islanders. "Traditionally, from Polynesian
Over two thousand miles both west of Chile's mainland and east of Tahiti sits one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. This, is Easter Island -- "Isla de Pascua" in Spanish and by indigenous title, "Rapa Nui."
What's more, Rapa Nui's prepared roads were rough and uneven, and the statues would have been moved over hilly terrain, said
In a small hollow, on the highest part of the island, they met with several such cylinders as are placed on the heads of
As the carving continued, it became clear that who "won" wasn't important. That this event would happen at all is critical
As shown in the recreation above, two groups help moved the statue forward, while another group, positioned behind the moai