Secrets of Rapa nui
By: Hunter Whittecar and Jeremy Obermeyer
Crater: a hole or a pit in the ground
Erosion: the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc
Adequate: barely suffiient or suitable
Archaeologists believe the island was discovered and colonized by Polynesians at about 400 AD. But a unique culture developed. The human population grew to levels that could not be sustained by the island. A civil war resulted, and the island’s ecosystem collapse was nearly complete.