By: Olivia & Kyler
The biggest Moai is about 72 feet high and weighs between 14 and 16 tons and it is called El giante. Eater island covers 64 square miles in the South Pacific Ocean. To move the average moai took about 50-150 people just to move the moai places. Many moais have bodys that extend 20 to 40 feet underground.
Polynesian- Of or pertaining to polynesia, its in habitants,or their lamguages.
A drawing or carvings on rock, made by a menber of a prehistoric people.
Having refined or cultued tastes and habits.
In 1722 there was a island called Rapa Nui (Easter Island).Rapa Nui’s Island was 2,000 miles from chile's coast .Moai’s are big statues carved with faces on them. In 1877, there were only 111 Moai’s left because they were killed by new dieses. A giant wave hit several moai’s in 1960.People moved the moais with wooden sleds. Nearly 1,000 moai’s were half buried in sand and dirt. In the 1990’s the population of the moai’s were back up to 2,000-3,000.
- Where is Easter Island located? In the Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles from Chiles coast.
- Who were the fist settlers on Easter Island? Where did they come from? The Polynesian king Hotu Matu'a and about 100 of his followers.
- What are some of the biggest mysteries surrounding Rapa Nui? How they moved the moais and how that got buried and what happend to them.
- What do you think the moai were used for? For protection and people who were there.