Monday, April 24, 2006

Rats play role in the understanding of early human travels through the Pacific.

Rat tracks tell story of Pacific
Jan TenBruggencate Advertiser Columnist
Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 24, 2006
On remote Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, the dominant tree was also a palm, and archaeologists say that nearly every old seed they've found has been munched by rats. It's possible the rats, as much or more than humans, were responsible for the loss of the tree cover there.

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