Easter Island

carved in one piece from volcanic rock maximum 13 35

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Unformatted text preview: tatues Aerial view Sweet potatoes There is only one beach Moai are Giant Statues • 887 ring the island facing inwards!! • Carved in one piece from volcanic rock • Maximum 13-35 feet high • Weigh 14 tons Location of Moai Moai Size Take Away Message… • It really is possible to destroy an ecosystem permanently Rapa Nui is not the only example Maya, Middle East, North Africa • Do you see any parallels between Easter Island and the world? Good Websites • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/easter/ Read about island archaeology See different theories about how Moai were moved Play the Flash game “Move a Moai” • http://islandheritage.org/index.html Easter Island Heritage Foundation Focused on history, culture, preservation • http://www.pvs-hawaii.com/index.html Polynesian Voyaging Society • http://www.mysteriousplaces.com/Easter_Isld_Pge.html A virtual tour of the island, good narrative text...
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