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Read Í The Statues that Walked 102 » The monumental statues of Easter Island so magisterial and so forlorn gazing out in their imposing rows over the island’s barren landscape have been the source of great mystery ever since first discovered by Europeans on Easter Sunday 1722 How could the ancient people who inhabited this tiny speck of land thThe monumental statues of Easter Island so magisterial and so forlorn gazing out in their imposing rows over the island’s barren landscape have been the source of great mystery ever since first discovered by Europeans on Easter Sunday 1722 How could the ancient people who inhabited this tiny speck of land the most remote in the vast expanse of the Pacific islands have built such monumental works No such astonishing numbers of massive statues are found anywhere else in the Pacific How could the islanders possibly have moved so many multi ton monoliths from the uarry inland where they were carved to their posts along the coastline And most intriguing and vexing of all if the island once boasted a culture developed and sophisticated enough to have produced such marvelous edifices what happened to that culture W. The tiny South Pacific Easter Island of“Rapa Nui”and the mysterious stat

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Hy was the island the Europeans encountered a sparsely populated wastelandThe prevailing accounts of the island’s history tell a story of self inflicted devastation a glaring case of eco suicide The island was dominated by a powerful chiefdom that promulgated a cult of statue making exercising a ruthless hold on the island’s people and rapaciously destroying the environment cutting down a lush palm forest that once blanketed the island in order to construct contraptions for moving and statues which grew larger and larger As the population swelled in order to sustain the statue cult growing well beyond the island’s agricultural capacity a vicious cycle of warfare broke out between opposing groups and the culture ultimately suffered a dramatic collapseIn this lively and fascinating account Hunt and Lipo of. Good place to start if you've not read a book about Easter Island Better cu

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The Statues that WalkedFer a definitive solution to the mystery of what really happened on the island Far from irresponsible environmental destroyers they show the Easter Islanders were remarkably inventive environmental stewards devising ingenious methods to enhance the island’s agricultural capacity They did not devastate the palm forest and the culture did not descend into brutal violence Perhaps most surprising of all the making and moving of their enormous statutes did not reuire a bloated population or tax their precious resources; their statue building was actually integral to their ability to achieve a delicate balance of sustainability The Easter Islanders it turns out offer us an impressive record of masterful environmental management rich with lessons for confronting the daunting environmental challenges of our own time. I'm going to Easter Island next month in large part because of the descripti