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Easter Island discovery: Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues

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posted on Oct, 15 2018 @ 06:29 PM
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So you'd deny them their own heritage, or do you imagine no Europeans asked them about the Moai?

Harte




posted on Oct, 16 2018 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: bloodymarvelous

The dating of the arrival of people on Rapa Nui has been accomplished by several methods.
Dating bits of charcoal left in hearths, this actually shows that people arrived several centuries before the widely accepted estimates.
The arrival of the the western polynesians is heralded by the apperance of the rat, which shows up several hundred years after the first hearths, the polynesian contact with south america is marked by the apperance of manioc agriculture, manioc is native to central america.
Eventually it will be accepted that the first people on Rapa Nui were early Hawiians that arrived between 200-600 AD, thode Hawiians were descended from native Americans from northern British Columbia that arrived in Hawaii around 200 BC.
You can tell when the Tahitians arrive in both Hawaii and Rapa Nui by the transition to a highly stratified and rigid "Big Man" society.



posted on Oct, 21 2018 @ 01:23 PM
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Sounds kind of like the British Isles. One group after another rolling through and conquering whoever was already there, until you end up with a sort of mix that becomes its own culture?

In a way, maybe it is for the best to just let mainstream archaeology slowly work its way back, then.

Maybe there was habitation in the ice age by some moderately advanced culture. Maybe there wasn't. But if we just jump to that, we end up missing out on all that interesting history that happens in between, right?



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:28 AM
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Right on, Well said.
So much interesting stuff in between.

Britain's history is complex indeed




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