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Easter Island blaze chars famous moai statues

A forest fire that tore through part of Easter Island has charred some of its fabled monumental carved stone figures, known as moai, authorities...

Chile’s National Museum of Natural History to return Easter Island ‘head’

Chile's National Museum of Natural History said Monday it will return to Easter Island an enormous stone statue taken from the Rapa Nui people...

Settlement of Rapa Nui may have been doomed by a dearth of dust

Historians and archaeologists debate what led to the decline of Polynesian society on Rapa Nui. Although one popular narrative holds that the creation of...

3D technology reveals Easter Island glyphs on boomerang-shaped wood

A 3D model of a unique tablet covered with mysterious Easter Island glyphs has revealed symbols previously invisible to the human eye.The Berlin tablet...

Island-hopping: Genetics reveal how humans settled remote Pacific

Easter Island's famous megaliths have relatives on islands thousands of miles to the north and west -- and so did the people who created...

Resilience, not collapse: What the Easter Island myth gets wrong

New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York suggests that the demographic collapse at the core of the Easter Island myth didn't...