Easter island mysteries reveled

By: Gage Johnson

The who, the what and the where?

Easter island covers about 64 square miles in the south pacific ocean. It is located 2,300 miles off of Chile's west coast, and 2,500 miles east of Tahiti. The first human inhabitants of Easter island were the Rapa nuiz arriving around 400-500 A.D. The only existences that this tribe has left over were the 900 giant stone statues. These statues are to represent leaders and gods.

Myths/legends about Easter island

One myth about Easter island is that there were two tribes called the "short ears and the long ears. The second myth is that some people thought that the Moai were carved out by ancient aliens. The third myth is that the Moai are only stone heads.

What I think happened

My theory is that the tribes were wiped out by the civil war, and all of the cannibalism that happened throughout the ages of the tribes living there.

Quotes from famous people

“The metaphor is so obvious. Easter Island isolated in the Pacific Ocean — once the island got into trouble, there was no way they could get free. There was no other people from whom they could get help. In the same way that we on Planet Earth, if we ruin our own [world], we won't be able to get help.”

By: Jared Diamond

Recent discoverys about easter island

Archaeologists have made some new and discoveries about the mysterious statue's from the Easter Island. Using the latest in digital imaging technology, they were able to find a little bit more about the religion that caused the downfall of these giant statues.