Note & Analysis: Easter Island (#1)

My notes on Easter Island.
  1. Settlement date between 300 - 1200 CE
  2. 1700 CE marks the first/early contact to outside world
  3. It takes 19 days to reach Easter Island from Mangareva by Polynesian boats | Easter Island: "In 1999, a voyage with reconstructed Polynesian boats was carried out, reaching Easter Island from Mangareva in 19 days"
  4. There are approximately 887 statues or Moais and were carved between 1100 - 1680 CE | Easter Island: "The large stone statues, or moai, for which Easter Island is world-famous, were carved from 1100-1680 CE (rectified radio-carbon dates)"
  5. Each moai takes 1 year to build/carve (approx)
  6. The last volcanic activity occured 10,000 years ago | Easter Island: "In the first half of the 20th century, steam purportedly came out of the Rano Kau crater wall. This was photographed by the island's manager, Mr Edmunds.[2]. According to geologists the last volcanic activity on the island occurred 10,000 years ago"
  7. Since contact to outside world (1700 CE), there is no new moai carved/built
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