Latest topics
» A large extremely bright white light caught on video in Bristol, Pennsylvania
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyToday at 9:09 am by PurpleSkyz

» #QTard Drama Theater - Qanon - Through the Looking Glass, In it Together. plus more
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyToday at 8:54 am by PurpleSkyz

» 'Dr. Strangelove Syndrome' actually exists
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyToday at 8:36 am by PurpleSkyz

» Bad-clown Rising - CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyToday at 8:33 am by PurpleSkyz

» MAX IGAN - The Great Plandemic Police State
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyToday at 8:31 am by PurpleSkyz

» POOPness for MAR 29: 'DON'T GIVE UP" THERE IS STILL TIME TO SEND ME DONATIONS BEFORE YOU DIE OF COVID!!
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyToday at 8:28 am by PurpleSkyz

» COVID19 UPDATES - Trump Extends Coronavirus Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30th plus MORE
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyToday at 8:20 am by PurpleSkyz

» Tweeky Shilcock - on The Great Pandemic III: New Briefings, Restitution and the Big Picture!
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyToday at 8:17 am by PurpleSkyz

» Get Ready For Potential Bitcoin And Freedom Killer: IMF To Launch A Global Currency
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyToday at 7:58 am by PurpleSkyz

» Oh! The Humanity!
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyYesterday at 1:16 pm by oldbeatnik

» Is Humanity about to Experience a Complete Magnetic Pole Shift as Researchers Now Believe?
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyYesterday at 11:40 am by PurpleSkyz

» Isolation - You Having Fun Yet?
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyYesterday at 9:45 am by PurpleSkyz

» Eyes wide Open - Re-Upload - Who Framed the Human race
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyYesterday at 9:30 am by PurpleSkyz

» Benjamin Fulford on America Back on Track for Easter Sunday, Fake Pandemic Collapses....
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyYesterday at 9:27 am by PurpleSkyz

» #QTard Drama Theater - Decide For Yourself plus more
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyYesterday at 9:24 am by PurpleSkyz

» Alan Watts ~ Conquering Your Shadows
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyYesterday at 9:22 am by PurpleSkyz

» Goodbye Federal Reserve - Hello TrumpCoin?
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyYesterday at 9:19 am by PurpleSkyz

» Dr. Steven Greer (struggling to stay relevant) - live stream event & guided meditation
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyYesterday at 9:02 am by PurpleSkyz

» A Heavenly Triangle will Appear in the Sky Tonight - Must-See
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyYesterday at 9:00 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ Airplane pilot films UFO while flying over Monterey, Mexico plus MORE
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say EmptyYesterday at 8:59 am by PurpleSkyz





***********

CLICK THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER

A 2ND EMAIL COMPLETES THE ACTIVATION PROCESS




CLICK THE PURPLE BUTTON TO VIEW OUR LATEST POSTS







You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » DISCLOSURE » HISTORIES MYSTERIES » Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say

Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say

 Jan 11, 2019 by  News Staff / Source




Ancient inhabitants of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) built their famous statues (moai) and megalithic platforms (ahu) that supported them near the island’s limited freshwater sources. That’s according to new research published in the journal PLoS ONE.
Easter Islanders Built Their Monuments Close to Coastal Freshwater Sources, Researchers Say Image_5606_1-Pukao
Easter Island, known as Rapa Nui to its earliest inhabitants, is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. Image credit: Yerson Retamal.
Lead author Dr. Robert DiNapoli from the University of Oregon and colleagues used quantitative spatial modeling to explore the potential relations between ahu construction locations and subsistence resources, namely, rock mulch agricultural gardens, marine resources, and freshwater sources — the three most critical resources on Easter Island.
“Many researchers, ourselves included, have long speculated associations between ahu/moai and different kinds of resources, e.g., water, agricultural land, areas with good marine resources, etc.,” Dr. DiNapoli said.
“However, these associations had never been quantitatively tested or shown to be statistically significant. Our study presents quantitative spatial modeling clearly showing that ahu are associated with freshwater sources in a way that they aren’t associated with other resources.”
“The issue of water availability — or the lack of it — has often been mentioned by researchers who work on Easter Island,” added co-author Professor Carl Lipo , an anthropologist at Binghamton University.
“When we started to examine the details of the hydrology, we began to notice that freshwater access and statue location were tightly linked together. It wasn’t obvious when walking around — with the water emerging at the coast during low tide, one doesn’t necessarily see obvious indications of water.”
“But as we started to look at areas around ahu, we found that those locations were exactly tied to spots where the fresh groundwater emerges — largely as a diffuse layer that flows out at the water’s edge. The more we looked, the more consistently we saw this pattern. Places without ahu/moai showed no freshwater.”
“The pattern was striking and surprising in how consistent it was. Even when we find ahu/moai in the interior of the island, we find nearby sources of drinking water.”
The proximity of the monuments to freshwater tells the researchers a great deal about the ancient island society.
“The monuments and statues are located in places with access to a resource critical to islanders on a daily basis — fresh water,” said co-author Dr. Terry Hunt , an anthropologist and archaeologist at the University of Arizona.
“In this way, the monuments and statues of the islanders’ deified ancestors reflect generations of sharing, perhaps on a daily basis — centered on water, but also food, family and social ties, as well as cultural lore that reinforced knowledge of the island’s precarious sustainability.”
“And the sharing points to a critical part of explaining the island’s paradox: despite limited resources, the islanders succeeded by sharing in activities, knowledge, and resources for over 500 years until European contact disrupted life with foreign diseases, slave trading, and other misfortunes of colonial interests.”
_____
R.J. DiNapoli et al. 2019. Rapa Nui (Easter Island) monument (ahu) locations explained by freshwater sources. PLoS ONE 14 (1): e0210409; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210409

Published in




Thanks to: http://www.sci-news.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum