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Easter Islandís controversial collapse

February 20, 2009 | Comment icon 1 comment

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A new study has suggested that there could have been more to the collapse of Easter Island's society than deforestation.
Easter Island (Rapa Nui) has gained recognition in recent years due in part to a book that used it as a model for societal collapse from bad environmental practicesóringing alarm bells for those concerned about the health of the planet today. But thatís not the whole story, says Dr. Chris Stevenson, an archaeologist who has studied the islandófamous for its massive stone statuesówith a Rapa Nui scientist, Sonia Haoa, and Earthwatch volunteers for nearly 20 years."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by REBEL 13 years ago
It doesn't make sense, why would a civilization deforest their entire island (probably themselves along with it) for the sake of moving the statues in place? Also, to this day science has yet to fully explain by who/m & why they were built... maybe in 20yrs they might come up with a new theory?

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