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New Article on the Environmental Impacts of Rope Production on Easter Island by Lab Member Maureen Folk

August 21, 2018

 

Check out Maureen Folk's new article on EXARC.net titled: Moving Monoliths: Easter Island and Environmental Collapse. This research used experimental archaeology in order to assess the amount of raw material needed in order to move the moai of Easter Island. In turn, this addresses the question: was moving these statues the ultimate cause of ecological collapse on the island? 

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