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Ongoing Moai Excavations at Rano Raraku Quarry Reveal How Easter Island Civilization Collapsed

26/03/2024 By

The civilization on Easter Island faced a complex and ultimately catastrophic decline.

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How the Easter Island Statues Received Their Hats: Final Report

26/03/2024 By

How do you put a 13-ton hat on a giant statue? That’s what a team of researchers is trying to figure out with their study of Easter Island statues and the red hats that sit atop some of them. “Lots of people have come up with ideas, but we are the first to come up with an idea that uses archaeological evidence,” said Sean W. Hixon, graduate student in anthropology, Penn State.