Ahu Tongariki

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  • Easter Island 's History And Decline

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    In the article by Jared Diamond, many interesting theories are discussed about Easter Island’s history and decline. Diamond makes connections to the environmental challenges we face today and he compares the catastrophe of Easter Island to our current over consumption of natural resources. While this article makes for an interesting read, much of it is offered from a single perspective and little counter evidence is offered. The author writes in a way that could engage a non-academic audience who

  • The Great Moai Statues Of Easter Island

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    Similarities and differences are what make things so interesting. Would you be happy if everyone was the same. Every looked the same, and liked the same things and hated the same things. No you wouldn’t because you would want to be you and no one can tell you what you want to be or what you don’t want to be. Even the buildings you make would be the same from a normal house to a normal office building. The “Panama Canal” was one of the most useful canals ever built and they were made to for one reason

  • Easter Island Effect

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    Easter Island What happened to Easter Island? Oliver Kirby - 14 November 2017 Easter Island My name is Oliver Kirby and I am a historian. For many years now I have been deeply invested in the study of South American and Polynesian history. The magazine ‘The Good Weekend’ approached me with an opportunity to write an article discussing the rise and expansion of Easter Island and then its decline. I will also be discussing if what happened to Easter Island is a microcosm of what might happen to

  • Greenland Norse Collapse

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    The Choices Societies Make and the Challenges Surrounding Them The choices the Greenland Norse, the people of Easter Island, and the people of Haiti made directly contributed to their societal collapse. Their environmental fragility advanced their downfall, but ultimately their poor decision-making led to their collapse. The Greenland Norse’s and people of Easter Island’s incorrect choices were mostly due to social challenges and reluctance to abandon traditions, but the incorrect choices of the

  • The Moai Statues of Easter Island: Rapa Nui Essay

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    W4A1 Question 1: a. Why do you believe each culture undertook the creation of your selected monumental work of architecture and sculpture despite the difficulties of accomplishing them? What can we assume about a work of art without such knowledge? The moai statues of Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, are some of the most mysterious structures ever seen (Cothren & Stokstad, 2011, p.873). Easter Island is one of the most remote islands in the world. It is 2,300 miles from the coast of South

  • Vacation On Easter Island

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    this isolation is one of the drawing points for my desire to visit this paradise in the Pacific. Albee goes on to state: The three essential assemblages of statues are Ahu Akivi -- to my mind the most beautiful on the island -- seven giant figures staring out over the landscape with power and serenity; Ahu Tongariki, with 15 giant figures staring toward the quarry where they were formed,

  • Significance Of The Statue And The Giant Stones Found On Easter Island

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    2,300 miles from Chile’s west coast and 2,500 miles south of Tahiti lies one of archaeologies most famous sites: Rapa Nui. Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island covers approximately 64 square miles in the South Pacific Ocean. (History) What attracts most people and archaeologists is the fact that there are almost 900 enormous stone figures that date back centuries in the past. (History) Over the years, there has been controversy about the exact purpose of the statues and how they were created. There

  • Easter Island : A Case Study

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    robust population had a diet consisting of land birds, porpoises, and lithic mulch agriculture. The most intriguing aspect of the culture of the people of Easter Island, would have to be the multitude of large stone statues placed on burial sites called ahu. “By the 16th century

  • Essay On Chile

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    identified, most of them now protected by Rapa Nui National Park (the island itself has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The most impressive collection is at Ahu Tongariki where 15 of them have been re-erected on the island's largest Moai platform, or "ahu." Also of interest are the many "hare paenga" ruins near ahu sites consisting of stones that once formed the foundation of boat-shaped houses. Other highlights include the Father Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum In Hanga Roa