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The Statues that Walked by Terry Hunt
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Feb 05, 2012

really liked it
Recommended to Sull by: Library find
Read in January, 2012

This was an excellent read. I never understood the "old" doom-laden explanations (via Thor Heyerdahl et al) of how & why those giant stone heads came to be set in the middle of that bleak, blasted island at the end of the world. These authors nicely explicate the old ideas, then proceed to explode each one. These "new" explanations make sense, in a far less dramatic way, though who knows if they will stand the test of time for the next 50-odd years?

And the ending is sad as always when native populations are overrun by unscrupulous stupid Westerners....

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