A Society that Self-Destructed? Recent Archaeological Research on Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Speaker: Mara Mulrooney
Rapa Nui is often portrayed as the locale of a dramatic societal collapse triggered by overpopulation and environmental degradation during the late pre-European contact period (before AD 1722). Despite the popularity of this collapse narrative, there is very little solid evidence for it. Dr. Mulrooney’s research suggests that the island’s history is characterized by successful adaptations and continuity through time.
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