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Hunt and Lipo on the Rapa Nui Effect

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Moai Head in Rubble, Easter Island

Moai Head in Rubble, Easter Island

Phil Whiteside

In general, populations forced to confront challenging local conditions with the wisdom of local knowledge persist and even thrive.... We hope that the history of Rapa Nui can be an inspiring vision of human ingenuity... and human resilience.

Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo. 2011. The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the mystery of Easter Island. Free Press, New York. p. 180.

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