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Tales of the South Pacific 3: Moving Moai and the Birdman Battle

Our next visit was to the steep cliffs of the south west coast of the island. From up above we gazed down on foaming white waves pounding the shore of a small island: Moto Nui.  654 more words

Tales of the South Pacific - 2. Easter Island or Rapa Nui 

We flew from Santiago, Chile to Easter Island on Latam Airlines. Which is, in fact, the only way to reach the distant, isolated island. Before getting there I had imagined an old, small airplane. 984 more words

the trappings of civilizations

It’s early morning on the first day of Family Day weekend in Alberta. Everyone else is still asleep in the house. A good time to put out another blog post. 614 more words

#ThesisThursday: Deforestation and the Collapse of Easter Island & the Classic Maya

The collapse of the Easter Island (also known as Rapa Nui) and the Classic Maya population has remained a mystery since their discoveries. Despite substantial research, anthropologists still debate over what caused the fall of these ancient societies. 3,695 more words


Easter Island, aka Rapa Nui: Beautiful, remote, mysterious and captivating

By Betty Gordon

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In November 2016, spring in the Southern Hemisphere, I took an unforgettable, two-week trip to Easter Island and Chile. 2,105 more words


Easter Island / Rapa Nui

Hi from the Easter Island, or Rapa Nui which it is called in their local language.

It’s really nice here, lots of wide, green hills and no trees. 506 more words