Terevaka altitude metres forms the bulk of the island, while two other volcanoes, Poike and Rano Kau , form the eastern and southern headlands and give the island its roughly triangular shape. Since it is close to the South Pacific High and outside the range of the intertropical convergence zone , cyclones and hurricanes do not occur around Easter Island. Retrieved 12 May Benmoreitic lavas extruded about the rim from 0. This was photographed by the island’s manager, Mr. According to some theories, such as the Polynesian Diaspora Theory , there is a possibility that early Polynesian settlers arrived from South America due to their remarkable sea-navigation abilities. West wrote, “Sometime before the arrival of Europeans on Easter Island, the Rapanui experienced a tremendous upheaval in their social system brought about by a change in their island’s ecology

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Homelessness prevailed, with many living underground. While sculpting was going on, the volcanic stone was splashed with water to soften it.

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With the loss of the trees, there was a sudden drop in the quantities of fish bones found in middens as the islanders lost the means to construct fishing vessels, coinciding with a large increase in bird bones. Really, reallly nice as always! It is possible many of the Europeans did not venture inland. Social traps and the problem of trust. By the time of European arrival inthe island’s population had dropped to 2,—3, from a high of approximately 15, just a century earlier.


Thamk you for your magnificent coverage. He was unable to elicit a Polynesian name for the island and concluded that there may not have been one.

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You mooai change the width and the height of the iFrame width and height are in red. Six years later, only people lived on Easter Island, and only 36 of them had any offspring. The island was victimized by blackbirding from toresulting in the abduction or killing of about 1, with 1, working as indentured servants in Peru.

The largest moai raised on a platform is known as “Paro”. And of course, we have to mention the main tourist attraction of Easter Island — famous moai statues. The clearance of the palms to make the settlements led to their extinction almost years ago.

Made without mortar by shaping hard basalt rocks of up to 7 tonnes to match each other exactly, it has a superficial similarity to some Inca stone walls in South America. Show panel with the latest panoramas Saylyugemsky National Park. Catholic Church, Hanga Roa. But with many of the native forest being destroyed, the topsoil eroded, causing a sharp decline in agricultural production.

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Retrieved 31 March Ina voyage with reconstructed Polynesian boats was able to reach Easter Island from Mangareva in 19 days. The Hanga O Teo embayment is interpreted to be a m high landslide scarp. Species of fish were collected in Easter Island for one month in different habitats including shallow lava pools and deep waters.


Weiter so – einfach fantastische Aufnahmen. Those who perished included the island’s tumu ivi dodbearers of the island’s culture, history, and genealogy besides the moaii experts.

Retrieved 29 November CS1 Spanish-language sources es CS1 maint: The immunosuppressant drug sirolimus was first discovered dis the bacterium Streptomyces hygroscopicus in a soil sample from Easter Island. Easter Island’s population was reduced to the point where some of the dead were not even buried.

I have seen some fotos before. Digital recreation of its ancient landscape, with tropical forest and palm trees.

Mis dos hijitas junto a moai – Picture of Rano Raraku, Easter Island

To cut a long story short, we got our official photo permit in 10 minutes. Congratulations for the project. Retrieved 16 March Islanders are referred to in Spanish as pascuense ; however it is common to refer to members of the indigenous community as Rapa Nui.