posted on Oct, 16 2018 @ 11:47 AM
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.