Easter Island Essays

  • Description and Analysis of Easter Island

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    Pacific Ocean covers almost a third of our planet. In the central and south-western parts of the island are located in Oceania. Looking at the map, you can see that the farther to the east of Australia, the smaller size of the islands are, the rarer they are. And then thousands of kilometers of water surface - and her continent of South America. People inhabit the ocean as far as the most remote islands. Despite the enormity of these distances, Polynesians speak related languages ​​and are very close

  • Easter Island

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    tell about this small island off the coast of Chile named Easter Island. Easter Island, submerged volcanic mountain range in the eastern Pacific Ocean, is located 500 miles South of the Tropic of Capricorn, and 2,200 miles West of Chile. This area is located were it is swept by strong trade winds. Because of his, the island remains warm through out the year. As you know, Easter Island is small. To be exact it has an area of 64 square miles about the size of Washington D.C. Easter Island’s population

  • Why Is Easter Island Unsolved

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    Unsolved Mysteries: Easter Island The world has many unsolved mysteries that baffle even the most intelligent minds. One particular mystery, though, has remained truly unsolved. This mystery is the Easter Island heads that were built by people using primitive tools and manpower. Why is this mystery so puzzling and have we any clue about how the people of Easter Island accomplished this amazing task? Well, there are numerous facts, theories, and unanswered questions to be discovered. The following

  • Easter Island Research Paper

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    Thomas Templin 10/5/14 Environmental Studies 1010 Essay 1: Easter Island and the meaning of Diamonds quote. Before humans, Easter Island started out as tropical forest filled with all sorts of trees, bushes shrubs, herbs, ferns, and grasses, but as it became home to humans this had all changed. By the time it was discovered on Easter of 1722 by Jacob Roggeveen the island had already been turned into a wasteland. The people of Easter Island had a highly developed system of damaging any forest, to be

  • Culture and the Environment on Easter Island and Tikopia

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    interactions between a culture and its surroundings is the relative fates of two Pacific islands: Easter Island and Tikopia. Although it would be impossible to pin-point a simple cause-an... ... middle of paper ... ...because they had received early notice and were able to protect themselves in caves. However, their water supply was affected, threatening their fruit supply. These storms have historically hit the island with terrible frequency. In one instance in the 1950s, 200 islanders were killed by

  • The Moai Statues of Easter Island: Rapa Nui

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    difficulties of accomplishing them? What can we assume about a work of art without such knowledge? The moai statues of Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, are some of the most mysterious structures ever seen (Cothren & Stokstad, 2011, p.873). Easter Island is one of the most remote islands in the world. It is 2,300 miles from the coast of South America and 1,200 miles from Pitcairn Island. The moai sit majestically on the coast and face inward. Each statue is different, some have hats and some have

  • Easter Island and the Environment: A Warning to the World

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    Easter Island and the Environment: A Warning to the World The progression of human development has come with its costs. The environment provides an array of resources available for use or appreciation. However, changing elements of this structure such as by removing trees can bring about unintended consequences. These alterations also can cause problems that cannot be fixed by the human population and as a result the population must cope with the loss if possible. The case study here shows how

  • The Interaction of Culture and Technology throughout History

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    According to the first chapter of Clive Ponting’s Green History of the World Easter Island flourished as a society for a thousand years starting from approximately the fifth century. Hallmarked by the large stone heads that are scattered across the island, Easter Island collapsed as a society because of the mass deforestation and destruction carried out by the islanders. The large trees that were present on Easter Island were used by the islanders for a large number of traditional applications. Large

  • A Green History of the World by Clive Pointing

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    entranced by the mystery of Easter Island and excited about the information A Green History of the World had to offer. I had virtually no understanding of Easter Island nor could I remember every being exposed to it in school or any extracurricular reading. This chapter allowed me to become more open-minded to Pointing's writings without giving up my own personal ideology and gave me an understanding of Pointing’s ideas about the environment. I was also able to explore Easter Island in further detail.

  • The Rapa Nui

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    Rapa Nui and their arrival on Easter Island. I will cover the basic history of the Rapa Nui and their discovery and habitation of Easter Island. Further, I will review topics such as culture, marriage and family, religion, traditions and more. Rapa Nui is more commonly known as Easter Island, a province of Chile. Its official Spanish name is Isla de Pascua. It is one of the most isolated inhabited islands on earth, located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The island is triangular in shape, with

  • The Different Theories of Easter Island’s Collapse

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    The Different Theories of Easter Island’s Collapse Easter Island, or as some would call it “Rapa Nui,” was one of the most isolated islands in the world that was inhabited by humans. The island does not have a lot of wood and other resources and yet, when the first travelers discovered the island, it was full of huge carved stones statues. Around the twentieth century they discovered that when the first settlers came to the island, it was rich with resources and bountiful land. The first settlers

  • Don't Mess with Nature

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    paper. Paper is used for academic, social, and personal purposes by nearly all students every day. The most obvious use is for the academic or classroom assignment, whether it comes in the form of a test, an essay, or a summary of plant life on Easter Island. The social uses of paper center around the "note," which any student can tell you is s important a part of a student’s social life as Friday night ball games or the Junior Prom. As for the personal applications, there is doodling for the nervous

  • It’s Time to Face the Problems Caused by Our Ancestors

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    take to double again? As of now, all the soldiers that died in World War II would be replaced within less than half an hour. No one has any idea how many people the Earth is actually able to hold. As of now, we are sitting on a larger version of Easter Island not sure when the shoe is going to drop. More geniuses born to solve our problems for us? Not if they are born in to peasant parents in an Indian town and never get the education they can use to help humanity. The truth is we have no idea how many

  • Samoan Language

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    is a branch of the Austronesian Language, formerly called Malayo-Polynesian language, one of the word’s largest language families, both in terms of numbers of languages-more than 700-and geographic spread-covering islands and some mainland areas from Madagascar in the west to Easter Island and Hawaii in the east” (Amerika Samoa). “The Austronesian language is divided into two branches: Formosan, the languages spoken by about 200,000 people in Taiwan; and Malayo-Polynesian, comprising the rest of the

  • The cultural relevance of the Bic Maxi lighter

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    The cultural relevance of the Bic Maxi lighter According to William J. Thomson, the natives of Easter Island’s “method of obtaining fire requires considerable preparation of material and patience on the part of the operator. A pointed stick of hard wood is rubbed against a piece of dry paper-mulberry until a groove, is formed, which finally becomes hot from the friction and ignites the lint or fiber thrown up at the end of the groove. This is blown into a flame, and dried grass added to it until

  • Unveiling the Mystery of Easter Island Statues

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    Located at 27°08′37″ South and 109°26′10″ West, Easter Island has been home to one of the most conspicuous, yet perplexing monuments of the world. These monument sculptures come in the form of giant heads built out of volcanic tuff and are also known as the Easter Island Statues. These structures include a body beneath the sand and they all weigh several tens of thousands of pounds apiece. Their size and mass make them extremely difficult to move without the utilization of modern technological

  • Tragedy Of The Commons: The Lorax And Easter Island

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    is when a community exploits a common resource. Tragedy of the commons is usually exploited because of self interest and greed. Most people do not realize Tragedy of the commons until the exploited resource is overused and ruined. The Lorax and easter island will be compared using these three points that go with Tragedy of the commons that are finite resources showing that our resources are not infinite, depletion of resources such as energy showing how we lose our resources when we over exploit them

  • Lorax And Easter Island Comparison Essay

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    The Lorax and Easter Island are similar and different in many ways. First of all, an obvious difference is that one is fictional and the other is reality. Even though this is true they both have a lesson to be taken away from them. To begin with, the Lorax and Easter Island have many differences but the most obvious one is that in the Lorax one person/thing (the onceler) was responsible for the destruction and the depletion of a resource. Unlike the Lorax a whole generation of people led to the

  • Why Is Easter Island The Stonehenge Of The Pacific

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    Easter Island: The Stonehenge of the Pacific The veil of mystery over Easter Island has been covering the island since we first stumbled upon it, the popularity of the island has grown immensely, and the mystery still encom-passes the island to this day. The History of Easter Island is one filled with prosperity and hardship, the inhabitants of the island experienced everything. The island is world re-nowned for the hundreds of giant statues called Moai, which are placed all over the island. The

  • The Mask Of Tutankhamun In Ancient Egypt

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    put flower and other nice things down for them. (Debra J. DeWitte, 2012) One of the most popular Islands in the Pacific Islands is Easter Island. Civilization began at 1200 AD and their society did not last long. They were separated into classes, light skinned islanders wore huge disks in there earlobes they wore a lot of tattoos and worshipped the huge statues. According to Heyerdahl, Easter Island was settled periodically over certain amount of years by at least two cultures. They were cultures