Moving Monoliths: Easter Island and Environmental Collapse

Maureen Folk 1
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The Rapa Nui civilization once thrived on Easter Island, and produced unique statues which became a parable for collapse around the world (Hunt and Lipo, 2011). Several experiments have been conducted to better understand this collapse, specifically surrounding the movement of the islands’ largest inhabitants, the moai – the large monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people...


The outer layer of a tree.
Definition source: Chambers 21st Century Dictionary