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Easter Island is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle.

Why the population of Easter Island really died out | Daily Mail Online


Jan 6, 2015 ... A group of leading U.S scientists says the legend about Easter Island's collapse is 'misleading' and that the population was actually decimated ...

New evidence: Easter Island civilization was not destroyed by war ...


Feb 17, 2016 ... These moai on Easter Island were so imposing that Europeans ... and they were surprised to discover that the island's population was only ...

NOVA - Official Website | The Fate of Easter Island - PBS


Apr 20, 2004 ... To see just how clearly a growing human population relies on and impacts its natural environment, one need look no further than Easter Island, ...

Easter Island: Cannibalism not behind demise of Rapa Nui population


Jan 6, 2015 ... The demise of the inhabitants of Easter Island was not a result of warfare that descended into widespread cannibalism, a study has found.

The Mystery of Easter Island | People & Places | Smithsonian


Mar 31, 2007 ... According to this theory, the population grew to several thousand, freeing some of ... Nearly half of Easter Island's statues remain near this area.

The Lessons of Easter Island - eco-action org


At its peak the population was only about 7,000. Yet despite its superficial insignificance, the history of Easter Island is a grim warning to the world. The Dutch ...

Easter Island Population | Polynesian Cultural Center


Just under 3,000 people live on Rapa Nui today, most of them Polynesians. Like many of the other Pacific islands during the 18th through early 20th centuries, ...

Consequences of Deforestation on Easter Island - Rainforests


Historical Consequences of Deforestation: Easter Island (Diamond 1995) ... However, pollen analysis shows that at this time the tree population of the island was ...

View of Easter Island Disaster All Wrong, Researchers Say


Mar 9, 2006 ... Easter Island’s inhabitants may not have destroyed their own island. ... Some scientists estimate that at its height, Easter Island's population ...

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What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario ...


Dec 10, 2013 ... Whatever happened on Easter Island, it wasn't good. ... his crew counted roughly 700 islanders (from an earlier population of thousands), living ...

Easter Island - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Just four years later, the British navigator Sir James Cook arrived to find Easter Island's population decimated by what seemed to have been a civil war, with only  ...

Rethinking the Fall of Easter Island » American Scientist


He reviews estimates of the island's native population and says that he would not ... In their book Easter Island, Earth Island, authors John R. Flenley of Massey ...