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One of the highest-quality examples of Easter Island stone masonry is the rear wall of the ahu at Vinapu. Anywhere from to men were required for pulling, depending on the size of the moai. Social control vanished as the ordered way of life gave way to lawlessness and predatory bands as the warrior class took over. However if you see those mysteries as a unified system, as links of one chain, suddenly, the veil of the great mystery is lifted. Those who perished included the island’s tumu ivi ‘atua , bearers of the island’s culture, history, and genealogy besides the rongorongo experts. Catholic Church, Hanga Roa. Varying greatly in layout, many were reworked during or after the huri mo’ai or statue-toppling era; many became ossuaries ; one was dynamited open; and Ahu Tongariki was swept inland by a tsunami.

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Archived from the original on 15 July Retrieved 24 January Thank you again for sharing. Loss of large trees meant that residents were no longer able to build seaworthy vessels, significantly diminishing their fishing abilities.

I am asking becasue I do mmoai want to plagerise. At least six species of land birds were known to live on the island. Species of fish were collected in Easter Island for one month in different habitats including shallow lava pools and deep waters.


Mis dos hijitas junto a moai – Picture of Rano Raraku, Easter Island

Through the interpretation of Hitihiti, Cook learned the statues commemorated their former high chiefs, including their names and ranks. In the following years, the managers of the sheep ranch and the missionaries started buying the newly joai lands of the deceased, and this led to great confrontations between natives and settlers.

Ina large moai statue was excavated from the ground. For this reason, most Rapa Nui children now grow up speaking Spanish, and those who do learn Rapa Nui begin learning it later in life. This is just a simple thank you for putting up such a doa site. This small island sq km holds the greatest number of unsolved mysteries.

What a thrilling experience through your photography!! After the Spanish visit, from onwards, a period of statue toppling, huri mo’aicommenced. Tapati Rapa Nui festival “week festival” in the local language is an annual two-week long festival celebrating Easter Island culture. The population was 1, Settlements also contain hare moa “chicken house”oblong stone structures that housed chickens.

Archived from the original on 19 November While sculpting was going on, the volcanic stone was splashed with water to soften it. Chile annexed Easter Island in Only about a dozen eventually returned to Easter Island, but they brought smallpox, which decimated moao remaining population of 1, This was followed by a decrease in the number of bird bones as birds lost their nesting sites or became extinct.


With the palm and the toromiro virtually gone, there was considerably less rainfall as a result moaj less condensation. Given the island’s southern latitude, the climatic effects of the Little Ice Age about to may have exacerbated deforestation, although this remains speculative.

This dls does not cite any sources. They were arrested by the government, and no injuries were reported. The sweet potato was a favoured crop found among Polynesian society for generations.

Next January I will visit Easter Island myself. I hope to go to a least one place on this site. Throw in a unique — still undeciphered by scientists — ancient written language, along with a cult of a mystical Bird Man, and all pieces of the puzzle will fall together.

Moai – Picture of Rano Raraku, Easter Island – TripAdvisor

Designs and images were carved out of rock for a variety of reasons: Retrieved moia May At first, Kawa was very suspicious of our radio-controlled helicopter, but after few launches he got excited just like we were and helped us in any way he could. The largest moai raised on a platform is known as “Paro”. The island is about