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This episode also explores the mystery of what happened to the original inhabitants of Rapa Nui. Archaeologists discuss the evidence of severe environmental degradation and ensuing hostilities, but they discredit the overly-simplistic myth of self-destruction through "ecocide." The commonly-held notion that cutting down all the trees ruined the island--and led the people of Rapa Nui to destroy themselves through cannibalism and civil war--ignores the true complexity of the island's history.
I recommend "Mystery of Easter Island" for anyone with an interest in archaeology, history, or ecology. It is, once again, another excellent documentary from PBS.
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Wonderful addition to mine & anyone's collection on these interesting statues on an island by themselves!Published 18 months ago by Sean Spicer
I ordered it because I like the movie. The movie was exactly what I wanted and it came quickly. Very happy with the product.Published on March 19, 2013 by Brammypam