Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Rethinking Rapa Nui's past

Rethinking the Fall of Easter Island
New evidence points to an alternative explanation for a civilization's collapse
Terry L. Hunt
American Scientist
September-October 2006

Every year, thousands of tourists from around the world take a long flight across the South Pacific to see the famous stone statues of Easter Island. Since 1722, when the first Europeans arrived, these megalithic figures, or moai, have intrigued visitors. Interest in how these artifacts were built and moved led to another puzzling question: What happened to the people who created them?

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More about this article at the below referenced blog:

Attack Of The Easter Island Rats
posted by beajerry
Cosmic Watercooler
Wednesday, August 16, 2006

But that rats were the main cause of deforestation?

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1 comment:

beajerry said...

Thanks for the linkage. Your blog is most interesting.