Rano Raraku

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  • Learning From The Inevitable : New Technology

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    effectively stop the same mistakes we made in the past from reoccurring, such as 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

  • 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

  • Rapa Nui Theory

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    speculations linger in the minds of archaeologists and historians of today. The most plausible theory to date, after archaeologists performed a demonstrative experiment, concludes that the Moai were built inside quarries dug into the side of the Rano Raraku volcano.on the eastern edge of the island. They began as very large, rectangular stone blocks, laying out flat with a base below them to hold them to the bedrock. In this phase, a master carver and his crew of approximately 15 carvers would begin

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • How Much Easter Island Is Rapa Nui

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    64 square miles is roughly how much Easter Island covers in the South Pacific Ocean, and is located some 2,500 miles (4023.36 kilometres) east of Tahiti and 2,300 miles (3701.491 kilometres) from Chile’s west coast. It is a part of the Polynesian triangle with New Zealand and Hawaii. Known as Rapa Nui to its earliest inhabitants, the island was christened Easter Island, or Paaseiland, in 1722 in honour of the day of their arrival by Dutch explorers. How did such a small remote island become inhabited