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2015-01-29 14:52:17

The decline of the Rapa Nui culture predated the arrival of Europeans on Easter Island in 1722, indicating those explorers were not the catalyst that led to their demise, according to new research appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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2014-12-17 15:40:21

Too bad it doesn't shed any light on how the heck they got those statues there.

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2014-10-24 08:39:31

Ancient inhabitants of Easter Island were not as isolated as previously thought, despite being in the middle of the Pacific over a thousand miles from the nearest island.

Polynesian Chickens May Have Flown The Coop, But They Didn't Make It To South America: Study
2014-03-19 11:07:14

It is commonly agreed in the scientific community that Polynesians expanded their culture throughout the South Pacific some 3,000 years ago and later arrived in places like Tahiti and Hawaii. But did the Polynesians make it all the way to South America?

Massive Easter Island Statues Were Walked Into Place Not Rolled
2012-10-26 10:49:10

For centuries, magnificent stone structures, known as Moai, have stood at attention, seemingly guarding one of the world’s most remote islands--Polynesia’s Easter Island--from the unknown.

Easter Island Drug Could Boost Cognitive Function
2012-07-01 10:13:18

Rapamycin, an immunosuppressant typically used to prevent rejection in organ transplants, could help prevent diminishing cognitive skills, including memory retention, associated with aging or Alzheimer's disease.

New Theories About Easter Island Statues, Deforestation Presented
2012-06-22 05:35:12

Experts have put forth new theories as to how Rapa Nui's legendary stone statues were put into place, as well has what may have caused the downfall of the lush forests once found on Easter Island.


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2007-04-04 15:20:43

The Longfin African conger, Conger cinereus, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesas and Easter islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island, at depths down to 262.46 ft (80 m). Length is up to 4.27 ft (1.3 m). The Longfin African conger has flanges on the upper and lower lips which are well developed, and two rows of teeth in each jaw, those of...

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cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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