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  • The Great Moai Statues Of Easter Island

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    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 and that was to transport goods. This was somethings everyone needed to solve at that time(1900s). The great Moai statues of Easter Island are also great structures and are really tremendous to the eye. These buildings and canals were made to one purpose they had to do somethings and that something was to make things easier for the people. Some similarities they

  • The Moai Statues of Easter Island: Rapa Nui Essay

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    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 America and 1,200 miles from Pitcairn Island. The moai sit majestically on the coast and face inward. Each statue is different, some have hats and some have earrings. The moai may have been tributes to their chieftains

  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

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    Book: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Author: Jared Diamond Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed “If people destroy something replaceable by mankind their called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable by God, they are called developers.” – Joseph Wood Krutch One of mankind’s greatest achievements is the development and organization of diversified societies that regulate life and ethical values for those enticed within it. Societies bring interpersonal

  • The Mystery Of Easter Island

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    which has been and is no more. What was it? Why was it?" said Katherine Routledge, an explorer and archaeologist. People across the globe have marveled at the wonders of Easter Island for centuries. The remains of the island are huge statues called moai, which seemed to be an impossible feat for people of the time. Archaeologists everywhere are gathering together facts, theories, and unanswered questions in an attempt to solve the mystery of Easter Island. 1. Facts The people who once lived

  • Causes Of Collapse And Its Effects On The World's Most Remote Human Outposts

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    The small, isolated Rapa Nui Island—or, Easter Island—began its history of human-habitation with difficulty. Settlers were 3,000 kilometers away from other settlements, native plants and animals were limited, and its geographic location make the island subject to El Nino’s varying conditions (Hunt and Lipo 2007). Despite obstacles unique to Rapa Nui, as compared to its Polynesian neighbors, the people of Rapa Nui were successful before collapse, surviving as “one of the world’s most remote human

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

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    massive size? Although archaeologists have done some work on this site, I believe there is still more to be found and said about the history of the island, its people, and the message behind why these people constructed these figures. Also known as Moai, the giant stones found on Easter Island are sculpted out of “tuff” which is light, porous rock formed by consolidated volcanic ash (History). A strange thing about previous excavations done in the past is formation of periods. Archaeologists excavating

  • Easter Island : Historical Analysis

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    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

  • Literature Review On Easter Island

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    Easter Island has a unique history that outlines key theories of how man can have detrimental effects on nature. With our beliefs, customs and general life needs, societies become dependent on our environment and resources. This can result in an irreversible destruction of an environment and Easter Island has proven this to be posable. With a society becoming hugely dependant on the limited resources available and failure to understand the need to preserve these resources for future generations caused

  • Learning From The Inevitable : New Technology

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    the ones made on Easter Island. The year is now 1200 CE. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies an island known as Rapa Nui or Easter Island. Civilians gather in the Rano Raraku quarry, known for supplying rock for the ancestral statues – called “Moai.” These statues could be seen the same as our twenty first century technology, both are extraordinary accomplishments. These statues range in size from “15 to 20 feet tall but the largest of them is 70 feet tall.” The fact that the Easters Islanders

  • 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