TITLE

People's Effect on Easter Island

AUTHOR(S)
Harvey, Mary
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;4/24/2006, Vol. 68 Issue 23, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reveals the findings of a study on the role of humans in changing the landscape of Easter Island in the South Pacific Ocean. The island is famous for its huge stone statues. People who lived in it used up its resources leaving the land barren and causing hardship for later inhabitants. The study shows how human can affect places. It concludes that settlers arrived much later than scientists once thought, and immediately began the widespread destruction of the island's trees.
ACCESSION #
20533690

 

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