Easter Island : Historical Analysis

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Easter Island, a mysterious and intriguing land lies on Chilean territory in the South Pacific ocean. The Polynesian people discovered an island that can allow researchers and linguistics to dive in and dig up remains and stories of the past. Easter Island is an isolated historical place that boomed in population and thrived in culture. The name Easter Island was born from the first European, Jacob Roggeveen, to arrive on Easter Sunday in the year 1722. The islander’s culture left a legacy that was important enough to get into the history books and minds of many. Easter Island is commonly known for the home of giant Moai stones that tourists today visit in awe. Few people understand the history of the Polynesian settlers that created many…show more content…
Agricultural crops were grown throughout the island as well, and archeologists say that on their canoes they brought over goods to aid in their new kingdom crops.With a wide range of colonisation goods brought aboard in addition to their chickens and sweet potatoes, the Rapa Nui was able to begin a new life. The new life the Rapa Nui tried to create was a complex high society. Each clan wanted to represent themselves, and they represented themselves by creating statues, They also used each of the Moai to worship ancestors and celebrate burials. The Moai, or ahu, were made out of large masses of volcanic stone that rested on the island. All of the Moai started out relatively small, but the growth of the society and statues positively correlated. At most, the Moai stood twenty feet high and had roughly an eighty-ton mass. The Moai are a significant example of the Rapa Nui wanting to achieve a complex high-end society from their hard work. Creating and moving the Moai statues around the island without modern technology took great strategy and skill. With a growing society, the kingdom was at its ultimate high with a population of 10,000 people.Unfortunately, the overly fast growing population suddenly came to a halt ( Foot, D. K. (2004)). In order to have a sustainable society, the environment it lives on must be nourished and preserved. In addition, the people that control the environment have to be
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