11/13/2012Location: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium Time: 7:00 PM Fee Information: Event is free - Park entrance fees apply - Your $2.00 donation helps to support Park programs Contact Name: Division of Interpretation Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 808-985-6011
Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, has become widely known as a case study of human-induced environmental catastrophe resulting in cultural collapse. However, a closer look at the archeological and historical record for the island reveals that while an environmental disaster unfolded, the ancient Polynesians persisted. Join Dr. Terry Hunt as he discusses The Statues That Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island, a book he co-authored with fellow archeologist Carl Lipo. In this presentation, Dr. Hunt outlines the evidence for the island's astonishing prehistoric success, and explores how and why this most isolated and remarkable culture avoided collapse.
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