Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Rapa Nui's economy led to deforestation

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By: David_Petch
Market Oracle
May 20, 2007 - 06:45 PM

A former tribe living on Easter Island made an economy for building and moving statutes. Carts were made to move the statues as well as maintain a fleet of fishing vessels and homes. The rapid explosion of their population resulted in complete deforestation of the island, which translated into no new fishing boats to be built or maintenance of current ones i.e. no fish, no food with death to follow. The sudden disappearance of the trees collapsed the statue industry and all was abandoned; the civilization as they knew it ceased to exist.

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