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    The Moai Statues of Easter Island: Rapa Nui

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    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 earrings. The moai may have been tributes to their chieftains

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    did they mean to discover Easter Island? These incredible stone carvings are known as the moai ("Mysterious Places: Explore Easter Island in Words and Pictures."). Most moai are not heads, however, but full heads and torsos leading to the difficulty transporting and carving these sculptures. The islanders were able to carve the massive moai using only hand chisels and tools ("Easter

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    Book Review

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    Hollywood film based on the Rapa Nui culture. The story begins with discovery of Easter Island by a Polynesian king and his followers. Once they settled in the island, they begin to build enormous stone statues as a way to honor their ancestors called “Moai.” According to Reis research these figures were carved out of volcanic rock, and about one thousand statues ...

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    Easter Island is a Polynesian island that covers roughly 64 square miles in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, and it is located near Chile’s west coast and east of Tahiti. Easter Island is famous for its giant stone statues, or moai, that were carved from basalt, obsidian, red scoria, and tuff during 1100-1680 CE (Beck, J. Warren 2003). When Polynesians, who settled the island first, brought bananas, taro, sweet potatoes, sugar crane, chickens, rats, and other plants and animals. Although Easter

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    In ancient Hawaiian times Hawaiians praised a God that help them through thick and thin, help them build houses, very large structures and civilizations but one day their God had a special request to a group of very religious friends in which they didn’t understand but they did it anyway it had taken them 2 weeks to do so. It was the year 3000 BC and Shawn, Mason, Cruz and Connor were enjoying a day in the hot sun walking around town and telling stories about the dreams they had last night. “My dream

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    Island? Did you know that the Moai was created over a thousand of years ago? The Panama Canal is basically a canal where ships could easily get across the ocean in less than 8 hours. Believe it or not, but the two man-made structures have some stuff in common. Even though they have way more differences they’re not completely different from each other. Some differences are that the Moai is more of a statue while the Panama canal is really just a canal and that the Moai is a huge mystery when the Panama

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    Island (Rapa Nui) Presenter Name: Wong Chun Wang Site Date: ~ AD 1200 to 1700 Site description: It is a volcanic island in Chile in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, with an area of 163.6 km2 (63.2 sq mi). There are around 1000 massive statue called moai located around the Island. Roads or paths are extended from quarry at Rano Raraku, a crater with volcanic ash. Vinapu, Hanga Ho’onu, Anakena and Rano Raraku are the sites that showed colonisation, culture or civilisation. UNESCO regarded Easter Island

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    The Rapa Nui Ecosystem

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    for survival were very limited. The Rapa Nui started creating huge statues and they named them Moai. At the moment, more than eight hundred and eighty seven Moai are known. Historians don’t know how many Moai the Rapa Nui people originally created. Historians don’t know one hundred percent why the Rapa Nui people created the Moai but there are different theories. One theory that exists is that the Moai are totems that channeled the energy of the world in an effort to honor the Rapa Nui’s ancestors

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    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 island is shrouded in mys-tery and due to this scientists, archaeologists, engineers, and linguists alike have hypothesized theories about the is-land. Over the years scientists have made many more intriguing

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    Rapa Nui Theory

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    Between the years 300BC-400BC, a group of inhabitants landed ashore the island of Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui. Once ashore, these settlers began collecting resources and learned to survive with no help from the outside, stranded on an island in the middle of the Pacific. They created methods to hunt, fish, make clothing, and cook food properly. In addition, the people of Rapa Nui also separated into different groups or tribes. These tribes coexisted on the island for some time – until

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