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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 9:28 p.m. PST


"For a long time, people wondered about the culture behind these very important statues. Our study shows how people were interacting, it's helping to revise the theory," Dr. Dussubieux said.

"The idea of competition and collapse on Easter Island might be overstated. To me, the stone carving industry is solid evidence that there was cooperation among families and craft groups," said University of Queensland archaeologist Dale Simpson, Jr.

To better understand the society that fabricated the giant statues, the researchers took a detailed look at twenty one of about 1,600 toki made of basalt that had been recovered in the recent excavations of four statues in the inner region of the quarry Rano Raraku. About half of the tools recovered were fragments that suggested how they were used…."
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