Easter Island Essays

  • Easter Island Mystery

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    Easter Island: The Mysteries of the Moai On a tiny island off the coast of Chile, two thousand miles from the nearest civilization, there stand hundreds of massive stone statues hewn from rough volcanic rock in the shape of human faces. These statues remain a great source of controversy and disagreement among the scientific community. Almost nothing is left over from the time of the figures or their creators to explain them but ancient island lore and legend, unproven stories that serve only to

  • Moai On Easter Island Essay

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    to people nowadays. These two man made things are the Moai on Easter Island and the Panama Canal. Both of them took much dedication and also are marvels to people even today however, differ in many ways as well, an example of witch would be any known reasons to build them and how they were built. To begin this composition, both these structures took great dedication to make in both time, energy and resources. The Moai on Easter Island were great statues and due to their weight and height and complexity

  • Easter Island Culture

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    Easter Island stretches 64 kilometres long and is situated in the South Pacific Ocean. It is located 2,300 kilometres from Chile’s west coast and 2,500 kilometres east of Tahiti. The island was originally known as Rapa Nui by its inhabitants who held the same name as the Island, but its name was later changed when the Dutch explorers discovered it in 1722 to Paaseiland which is Dutch for the current name 'Easter Island' to commemorate the day they found it. Easter Island’s main source of income

  • Easter Island Essay

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    Named for the Sunday morning it was landed on by Europeans for the first time, Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. It exists as a special territory to Chile, having been annexed in 1888. After people began to document the inhabitants and history of the isle, it became known as a lesson in overexploiting the land to the point of destroying nature and their society. Often it is shown to students taking an introductory cultural anthropology class. Aside from this

  • Easter Island Massacre

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    The massacre on Easter Island should have gone down as one of the most dreadful episodes in human history. It was ethnic cleansing ... the total and complete slaughter of a small ethnically distinct group by the overwhelming masses of a competing tribe. The scale was only modest but the event was especially notable for the genealogy of the massacred group ... they were the Ariki, the last of the legendary lords, the mighty men of old, the children of Aeneas. They were totally wiped out leaving behind

  • Easter Island Art

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    opposed to written, art turns into an intense type of expression. We may need to consider new methodologies while investigating the art of Africa and the Pacific islands. The power of such functions as the Easter Island figures keeps on intriguing today, even though their correct reason and character might be as remote to us as the island itself. The status of the artist as an inventive genius flourished, and the high Renaissance in Italy saw Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo finish vast

  • Moai Statues Research Paper

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    There is an island in the midst of the Pacific Island called the Easter Island. This mysterious island is filled with statues of heads called Moai statues. The Moai statues are about 13 feet tall and weigh over 14 tons (history.com staff). There are three questions that many archeologists have been trying to answer. Who created them? How were they made and how did they get there? Many archeologists have come up with different theories of what could have happened.They ran trials and experiments with

  • Easter Island Case Study

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    Questions 1. Several factors that contributed to the extinction of trees on the island included the constant chopping of trees to build canoes, to transport statues, to build to plant gardens, and to burn them for fires. The large population of rats that chewed palm nuts, also contributed to the extinction of trees. 2. If I would have arrived on the island before the tree populations were extinct, I would have advised the Easter Islanders to slow down the production of canoes, statues, houses, and gardens

  • Essay On Lorax And Easter Island

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    examples of excessive use of resources and the misuse of materials that we do have, that can bring to the attention the damage that we are really causing. Two examples of this are Dr. Suess’ The Lorax, and Easter Island. Although very different, both the inhabitants of the town in the Lorax and Easter Island both contributed to degradation of the environment. Both situations had organized societies that contributed to the use of natural resources, but in different ways. The society in the Lorax was not

  • Easter Island Lorax Analysis

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    Easter Island and The Lorax Comparison Essay The use of natural resources are growing common because of industries trying to take advantage of them until all resources run out and there’s nothing left. In the article of Easter Island by Jared Diamond and The Lorax by Dr. Suess, that’s what happened. Both readings have many similarities and differences. They both sought out the outcomes of losing all of their natural resources. This affects animals in both readings but in different ways. Although

  • Easter Island Civilization Analysis

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    the arcane emblems of our ancestors, those of Easter Island in Chile encompass the enigmas of old civilizations. Origins of the native people were still shrouded in controversies. Acts that aggrandize the island’s civilization persist in being ambiguous. Spurts of the civilization cascaded into the society’s obliteration. Easter Island’s dawn, rise, and fall evoked vacillating bafflements, skeptics and hypotheses. What was most puzzling about Easter Island’s civilization was

  • Easter Island Quote Analysis

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    resemblance to the closely linked society of Easter Island, whose clans collectively depleted their resources and consequently destroyed their society. A similarly close economic system also made it possible for the 14th century’s Black Death to

  • The Disappearance Of Easter Island Myth

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    The main message of this article was that although Easter Island seemed like some mystical, abandoned place it used to be very populated and lush. The inhabitants of the island were very skilled and used the natural resources that the island provided to build homes, boats, and the infamous Easter Island heads. However all of these things that helped them build their society would eventually be the death of them. The islanders used up all of their (very limited) resources like the palm trees, animals

  • Easter Island Informative Speech

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    Imagine you and your family are dragging 20 elephants across an island, to commemorate the life of your great-grandpa. Would you and your immediate family be able to pull the elephants across the entire island if they were not moving on their own? Or would you have the determination and respect for your grandpa to do so? Most people in today’s day and age probably would not be able to, let alone want to do that. The people on Easter island back around 1250 CE did though, but instead of elephants, they

  • Easter Island Earth Figure

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    Easter Island is located in the southeast corner of the Pacific, 3900 km from the coast of Chile, an area of 117 square kilometers. When the first time that the Dutch explorer, Jacob Roggeveen reached this island in 1772, he was shocked by the desolate scenes and mysteriously monolithic stone statues. Subsequently, Easter Islands statues attracted the interests of many visitors including archaeologists, historians, geologists, anthropology and physicists. Indeed, these stone statues have great academic

  • Easter Island Persuasive Speech

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    . . only to consume everything there, doomed to isolation and extinction when there were no more trees left to craft the canoes so necessary for survival. Easter Island is a speck in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, the humans stranded there long ago by their own means, the island ravaged, their choices gone – one of many such examples. We now find ourselves in just that situation . . . stranded on a finite planet of dwindling abundance in the infinity of the Universe

  • Lorax And Easter Island: A Literary Analysis

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    In the two stories “The lorax” and “Easter Island” there are lots of differences and similarities. Both stories have environmental issues dealing with trees and air quality. The environment in each story became a wasteland and was eventually polluted by trash. Once-ler in the lorax story and the Polynesians in the Easter island story tried to protect the environment but both failed to do so, all natural resources were lost and everything went downhill from there. First, in “The lorax” an environmental

  • The Lorax And Easter Island: Movie Analysis

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    The two movies “The Lorax” and “Easter Island” have some differences and also some similarities. Bothe movies have examples environmental issues in them dealing with the over usual of natural resources. In the movie “The Lorax” a man named the Oncer-ler whom was warned multiple times about cutting down Truffla trees from the Lorax. The movie “Easter Island” also describes how the Polynesians used their trees for their own personal benefits. Both movies show that how a rich ecosystem that was full

  • Easter Island Construction Research Paper

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    behind everything. Take the Panama Canal for instance, it was made for ships to get to get from one ocean to another without the trouble of going around South America. Also, take Easter Island’s one and only moai, a structure of art that puzzled millions to this day not know how or why the ancient people of Easter Island made these structures. As you can see, these 2 very different structures, but at the same time they are very similar to each other in some sort of way. They were both extremely difficult

  • Comparing Christianity And Langston Hughes

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    “Beware of the Easter Bunny” by Charles Colson, “Letter from Birmingham Alabama” by Dr. Martin Luther King, and “Salvation” by Langston Hughes depict the ways human have the wrong definition of Christianity. People often expect from God and what He can do, but do not understand the true concept of Christianity. People often expect acts of God, but they themselves do not act or stand up. In “Salvation”, Langston recalls his aunt telling him how “when you are saved you [see] a light… and Jesus [comes]