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It is thought we have used birds in order to correctly direct our boats towards an island thousands of miles from our home.
The palm trees we used provided shelter, boat materials, and possibly statue transportation.
Different clans on the island would compete to try and make the biggest and best statues!
Easter Island is located west of Chile in the Pacific Ocean. Polynesians discovered it between 300 and 800 AD, but the exact date is unknown.
The trees found on Easter Island were used for a variety of purposes.
The smaller rocks would provide minerals for the crops, something the soil of Easter Island did not provide sufficiently.
Moai were statues that the islanders made to honor their ancestors. Some weighted dozens of tons, and there are multiple theories on how they were moved.
We made a life, full and promising, in paradise, here on Easter Island.
An islander's diet would consist of sweet potatoes, bananas, fish, and chicken, the only domesticated animal they had. This diet led to a high number of cavities in the people.
Farming was tough on Easter Island, so the islanders used boulders as windbreakers for their farms. They also placed smaller rocks in the farms themselves.
The people would live in shelters made from the trees they cut down, and
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