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In the book The Lost World of Easter Island, the author Ronald A. Reis takes the reader through a timeline of the evolution of Easter Island. As mentioned by Reis, Easter Island is the world’s most inhabited land of mystery. From ancient civilization to present habitants, this book tells us the story of the Rapa Nui civilization in Easter Island. Although no one knows exactly how Easter Island was completely deforested. According to Reis, years of research had led to new findings that gives us an idea of what really happened in this mysterious island. It goes back to the construction of the colossal stone statues, the war between the islanders and the discovery a new religion that saved their people, to the production of a Hollywood film based on the Rapa Nui culture.
The story begins with discovery of Easter Island by a Polynesian king and his followers. Once they settled in the island, they begin to build enormous stone statues as a way to honor their ancestors called “Moai.” According to Reis research these figures were carved out of volcanic rock, and about one thousand statues were transported all around the island. This led to the over exploitation of natural resources, the islanders had to longer wood to cook, and the soil erosion unable them to plant any crops. As a consequence, the Polynesian culture collapse, they begin to starved to death, they started to eat each other out, and to make matters worse they started a war. As the war initiated the Rapa Nui civilization knocked down each other’s moai and intentionally would put rocks were the neck would fall to make the statue break in two pieces. However, the islanders found a new religion that gave new meaning to their culture and the production of their moais stopped. Their new religion consisted of a “Sacred Birdman” were once a year the strongest men...

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