Thursday, 17 January 2019
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say

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Ancient inhabitants of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) built their famous statues (moai) and megalithic platforms (ahu) that supported them near the island’s limited freshwater sources. That’s according to new research published in the journal PLoS ONE. Lead author Dr. Robert DiNapoli from the University of Oregon and colleagues used quantitative spatial modeling to explore the [...]

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