The Collapse of Easter Island
Matthew De Palo
What is Easter Island?
What Were the People of Easter Island Like?
How did Easter Island fall?
Easter Island had no form of government. There was no system to keep people in order, monitor an economy (or lack thereof,) no way to regulate how things operated, and no way to keep social order in check between the Rapa Nui People. This lead to a host of social issues with things like hunting of other humans, hunting of rare/precious animals, cannibalism, a lot of robberies/murders, etc.
Map of Rapa Nui
Where is Easter Island?
Bower, Bruce. "Easter Island's Farmers Cultivated Social Resilience, Not Collapse." Science News 185, No. 2 (January 25, 2014): 9.Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed March 6, 2014).
Diamond, Jared M. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Viking, 2005. Print.
Krulwich, Robert. "What Happened On Easter Island." NPR. NPR, 10 Dec. 2013. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
I have found this to be a very credible source. It is relevant to the collapse of Easter Island, and I found this article with the Google Search "collapse AND "Easter Island" site:org". This article is reliable because it's facts are all correct when checked against my other three sources. The publication and author of this article are credible because NPR is an organization that is very highly esteemed and qualified to write about history and culture. And the purpose of this article is unbiased and written with no sway toward any side of an argument.
Tyson, Peter. "The Fate of Easter Island." NOVA. NOVA, 4 Apr. 2004. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
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