Most settlements were located on the coast and most moai were erected along
the .... The military built a number of new military facilities and a new city hall.
Find out more about the history of Easter Island, including videos, interesting ... It
was centered on a ceremonial village called Orongo, built on the rim of the crater
of the ... It is still unknown precisely why these statues were constructed in such ...
Jun 24, 2012 ... Potbellies might help explain how the moai were moved. ... An illustration of
ancient Easter Islanders ''walking'' a moai statue with ropes.
Using basalt stone picks, the Easter Island Moai were carved from the solidified
volcanic ash of Rano Raraku volcano. They statues are all monolithic, the ...
Oct 16, 2012 ... The famed Easter Island heads are massive carvings that ring the island of Rapa
Nui. ... Regardless of what the moai were intended for, and why ..... Board Game
Pieces Found in Settlement Built on Roman Military Fort.
It is unclear why the Easter Islanders turned to statue construction on such a ...
The ahu were the ceremonial platforms built to support collections of moai.
They were not individualized portrait sculptures, but standardized
representations of powerful individuals. The moai may also hold a sacred role in
the life of the ...
Thousands of massive stone monuments, known as Moai, preside over Easter
Island. The way they were carved, using only stone tools, seems unfathomable ...
The stone heads of Easter Island have cast an almost magical spell on anyone ...
What were they built for and who were the artisans of these mysterious creations
? ... Though it is assumed that the statues were created by the short-eared tribe, ...
Moai statues are massive megaliths at Easter Island, and these are what this
island is famous for. The moais were built in approximately 1400 - 1650 A.D. by