Unformatted text preview: of war. Peace ended for the islanders when they began to deplete their resources rapidly. They made their way down the food chain wiping out their trees, birds, and crustaceans and eventually turned to cannibalism, the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind. Starvation and war broke out at this time and the population crashed to one quarter to one tenth of its peak population. The story of Easter Island is a warning to conserve resources and to be aware of our actions on the environment; it is so easy to be distracted by goals and the push for progress. But we cannot follow the same path that Easter Island did, because just like them we have to where to run to when we destroy everything we have. A question you could ask yourself: Do you believe that our world is following the same path at the people of Easter Island by exploiting our natural resources?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2 taught by Professor Walsh during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.
- Spring '10