Easter Island
Drew and RObert

Where is it?

Here's the map:

"Rapa Nui Map of Easter Island Chile and Easter Island Map and Information - World Atlas." Rapa Nui Map of Easter Island Chile and Easter Island Map and Information - World Atlas. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. <http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/samerica/easterisland.htm>.

What is Easter Island?

  • It’s an island that had islanders for the later B.C who made random statue heads called Moai. What we care about is why did they make these statues?

"History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian." History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian. Web. 20 Feb. 2015. <http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/lifelists/the-statues-of-easter-island-11248888/>.

Why is this a mystery?

They don't know who built the statues or where the people went. They also don't know how they got there in this time.

"The Mystery of Easter Island." The Mystery of Easter Island. Web. 20 Feb. 2015. <http://www.qsl.net/w5www/easterisland.html>.

Experts don't when they were created because they haven't found who did it. It must have been over a long period of time because there were around 900 stone structures created.

"Easter Island." History.com. A&E Television Networks. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. <http://www.history.com/topics/easter-island>.

Easter Island was made from three volcanoes and this is what it looked like

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/07/easter-island/img/04-three-volcanos-formed-easter-island_1600.jpg

Web. 25 Feb. 2015. <https://shawnwashere.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/img_72061.jpg>.

Fun facts below

Fun Facts!

1. The population of easter island in 2012 was 5,800 people and over %60 were native Rapa nui people. Even though we have all these natives we still are left with this mystery.

2. The total size of easter island is only 63.2 miles.

3. The largest raised moai is called "Paro". It weighs 82 tons and is 9.8 m (32.15 ft) tall. The average size of all the statues is 4m (13 ft) tall and 14 tons.

4. Just one quarter of the statues were ever installed with nearly half still remaining at the quarry site and others sitting along the way to their intended locations.

5. The first recorded European visitor to the island, Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen called the place "Easter Island" because he arrived on Easter Sunday, 5th April, 1722.

6. In 1995, Easter Island became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with most of the island protected in the Rapa Nui National Park.

7. With the nearest inhabited island (Pitcairn Island) 2,075 km's (1,289 mi) away and continental Chile 3,512 km's (2,182 mi) away, Easter Island is one of the world's most isolated inhabited islands.

"Fun Easter Island Facts for Kids - Interesting Information about Rapa Nui." Fun Easter Island Facts for Kids - Interesting Information about Rapa Nui. Web. 25 Feb. 2015. <http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/easterisland.html>.

Why is it a mystery?

1. Who specifically made these sculptures?

2. Why did these native people leave their island?

3. When did these native people leave their island?

Summary

Easter island is an island in the pacific ocean created by volcanoes. What is so special about easter island is it's around 900 statues or sculptures on the island. These statues are made to look like faces. We don't know why they were made. The other thing we are trying to figure out is who made them and why did these people leave the island.

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