Easter Island does it again! Not only that there are mysterious heads over there but those heads have bodies too.
- the dirt and detritus partially burying the statues was washed down from above and not deliberately placed there to bury, protect, or support the statues
- the statues were erected in place and stand on stone pavements.
- post holes were cut into bedrock to support upright tree trunks
- rope guides were cut into bedrock around the post holes
- posts, ropes, stones, and different types of stone tools were all used to carve and raise the statues upright
Easter Island (Rapa Nui, Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. This special territory of Chile is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapanui people.
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