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    The Statues that Walked (FREE) Terry L. Hunt â 7 Download I became interested in Easter Island and the South Pacific many years ago after reading Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl In fact it is a book I pull out and read every five years or so since about 1950 Easter Island is

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    Read & download Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB â Terry L. Hunt The Statues that Walked (FREE) The tiny South Pacific Easter Island of“Rapa Nui”and the mysterious statues on it has intrigued historians from all over the world In 1722 the first Europeans sighted these huge stone heads on this small and isolated island off of Chile Archaeologists Terry Hunt and Carl Lido have retold the story in their terrific book that challenges

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    The Statues that Walked (FREE) Read & download Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB â Terry L. Hunt Terry L. Hunt â 7 Download I didn’t actually know much about Rapa Nui before I read this book apart from knowing of the existence of the moai and a vague idea that their civilisation committed “ecocide” stripping their island of too many resources for it to recover and impoverishing their local environment for good Hunt and Lipo strongly sug

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    Read & download The Statues that Walked Read & download Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB â Terry L. Hunt Terry L. Hunt â 7 Download Easter Island was always a mysterious place I've wanted to see Now that I'm getting older it is officially a bucket list item While still an exotic destination this book has taken all the mystery away Everything the statues the people the defor

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    Read & download The Statues that Walked Read & download Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB â Terry L. Hunt Terry L. Hunt â 7 Download Good place to start if you've not read a book about Easter Island Better current research than earlier tomes contain 32819 Santiago AFP Norway agreed Thursday to hand back thousands of artefacts removed from Easter Island by the explorer Thor Heyerdahl during his trans Pacific raft expeditions in the 1950sAn agreement was

  6. says: Read & download The Statues that Walked The Statues that Walked (FREE) Read & download Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB â Terry L. Hunt

    The Statues that Walked (FREE) In this book Hunt and Lipo make the claim that contrary to Jared Diamond's account of Easter Islanders committing ecocide they were actually very good caretakers of their environment and that in the end it was all the fault of the Europeans who came in and messed everything upI am not sure how much my reaction to this book was informed by having recently read Flenley and Bahn's recent book on Easter Island In particular because it meant I k

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    Terry L. Hunt â 7 Download The Statues that Walked (FREE) The old story is that the crazy cannibal inhabitants of Easter Island cut down all their trees in order to make a

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    The Statues that Walked (FREE) Terry L. Hunt â 7 Download Read & download The Statues that Walked A different point of view on Easter Island Aliens once visited Earth and left their calling card on Easter Island in the form of giant stone statues Yeah sure Maybe the giant statues are the remains of a lost continent like Mu Yeah r

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    The Statues that Walked (FREE) I'm going to Easter Island next month in large part because of the description of the history in Jared Diamond's book Collapse This book just told me that Jared Diamond was in large measure wrong The story of the islanders the destruction of their forest and the carving and erecting of the Moia told in this book makes the island that much of a draw for me It is amazing the detective work that was done to try to

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    Read & download Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB â Terry L. Hunt The Statues that Walked (FREE) This is of a anthropological study report than an investigation into the 'mystery' of Easter Island Having read the book you will likely think there is no mystery eitherI'm not saying that Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo have the answers but they have looked at the island in a variety of ways as anthropologists and archaeologists The geology of the island three volcanoes that last erupted hundreds of thousands of ye

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The Statues that Walked

The Statues that Walked Read & download Ø 107 Fer a definitive solution to the mystery of what really happened on the island Far from irresponsible environmental destroyers they show the Easter Islanders were remarkably inventive environmental stewards devising ingenious methods to enhance the island’s agricultural capacity They did not devastate the palm forest and the culture did not descend into brutal violence Perhaps most surprising of all the making and moving of their enormous statutes did not reuire a bloated population or tax their precious resources; their statue building was actually integral to their ability to achieve a delicate balance of sustainability The Easter Islanders it turns out offer us an impressive record of masterful environmental management rich with lessons for confronting the daunting environmental challenges of our own time. The old story is that the crazy cannibal inhabitants of Easter Island cut down all their trees in order to make and move those giant statues and then went about killing each other as their newly barren island could not support their population The authors respectfully disagree They argue that the Polynesian rat deforested the island by eating the seeds of those palm trees that take 60 years to bear fruit it only took a few individuals to move the statues refrigerator style rocking side to side in an upright position and the population was always so small so close knit that true weapons and defensive structures never even developed on Easter Island let alone warIt s rare to find a nonfiction book written by specialists as opposed to journalists that is so concise and so easy to read for the layperson and which doesn t sound like someone s dissertation Better still Hunt and Lipo exemplify comic book superhero scientists In the comic books scientists seem to know everything even though in the real world scientists are specialized and have specialized knowledge chemists vs biologists vs astronomers etc But these anthropologists not only know their history and prehistory they also show an amazing knowledge of geography geology botany zoology and even human anatomy They might not be botanists or geologists themselves but they ve clearly done their homework so that they understand the science behind their arguments That fact than most makes their case compelling and their credibility top notch

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The Statues that Walked Read & download Ø 107 The monumental statues of Easter Island so magisterial and so forlorn gazing out in their imposing rows over the island’s barren landscape have been the source of great mystery ever since first discovered by Europeans on Easter Sunday 1722 How could the ancient people who inhabited this tiny speck of land the most remote in the vast expanse of the Pacific islands have built such monumental works No such astonishing numbers of massive statues are found anywhere else in the Pacific How could the islanders possibly have moved so many multi ton monoliths from the uarry inland where they were carved to their posts along the coastline And most intriguing and vexing of all if the island once boasted a culture developed and sophisticated enough to have produced such marvelous edifices what happened to that culture W. The tiny South Pacific Easter Island of Rapa Nui and the mysterious statues on it has intrigued historians from all over the world In 1722 the first Europeans sighted these huge stone heads on this small and isolated island off of Chile Archaeologists Terry Hunt and Carl Lido have retold the story in their terrific book that challenges the past theories after spending years of intensive field work there Researchers in the past believed that in order to build these massive statues called Moai there must have been a huge population increase and destruction of forest to build and transport the statues The ancient island people destroyed their trees their environment and themselves But this book disputes that idea and offers new fascinating scientific evidenceThe Polynesian prehistoric Rapa Nui people had to find local solutions in their engineering working of rock and transporting of these seventy five ton statues They were hand carved out of the island s volcanic rock built by the tribal culture and set on rock platforms The Moai were religious ancestor statues of massive stone heads and there was almost 1000 of them They were transported over rough terrain sometimes for a few miles In the old theories how they moved the statues was thought to be that hundreds of people had to help with transportation Instead looking at this issue with fresh research this book reveals it might have been just ten to forty islanders These archaeologists and their team built a 3 D model and then after considerable experimentation could get the statue to rock back and forth and walk using ropes around the head The original statues were engineered to do this walk and did not need any wood to transport themAlso in this book the authors surmise that instead of environmental destruction killing the islanders it was the Spanish explorers bringing diseases to the island that wiped out some of the population Then in the early 19th century slave trading began and the island was raided on a regular basis Unfortunately it was genocide not ecocide that killed off the local peopleThe authors remind us that these ancient people survived for five hundred years on a remote island with very little contact The island had mostly coconut trees that made building canoes for fishing not feasible nor did they have fresh water running streams for their crops Yet they still survived by planting their crops in the volcanic soilThese researchers feel we owe the current descendents of the islanders who still live on the island an explanation of what happened in the past They believe the ancient islanders were not reckless or crazy or warlike nor did they cause their own demise Instead they offer a different perspective and scientific evidence of Easter Island s history I was very happy to read it and thought they did an amazing job Four stars

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The Statues that Walked Read & download Ø 107 Hy was the island the Europeans encountered a sparsely populated wastelandThe prevailing accounts of the island’s history tell a story of self inflicted devastation a glaring case of eco suicide The island was dominated by a powerful chiefdom that promulgated a cult of statue making exercising a ruthless hold on the island’s people and rapaciously destroying the environment cutting down a lush palm forest that once blanketed the island in order to construct contraptions for moving and statues which grew larger and larger As the population swelled in order to sustain the statue cult growing well beyond the island’s agricultural capacity a vicious cycle of warfare broke out between opposing groups and the culture ultimately suffered a dramatic collapseIn this lively and fascinating account Hunt and Lipo of. Easter Island was always a mysterious place I ve wanted to see Now that I m getting older it is officially a bucket list item While still an exotic destination this book has taken all the mystery away Everything the statues the people the deforestation solved Great to read about and glad to finally have answers but while all very interesting it lessens the appeal of one of my favorite places A little mystery is goodI don t have too much to say on this one without spoiling it so I will sum it up with a uote from Commander Barclay of the HMS Topaz from the book It is regarding the conseuence of Europeans arriving on the shores of Easter Island It is a sad fact that in these islands as in North America wherever the white man establishes himself the aborigines perishNo matter how benign their intent makes me wonder what would happen to us should aliens ever come to Earth

  • Paperback
  • 256
  • The Statues that Walked
  • Terry L. Hunt
  • English
  • 04 May 2019
  • 9781619020207