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Easter Island
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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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