Easter Island – Where Giants Walked

Fall of Civilizations Podcast | 29 June 2019 | 1h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Works through the evidence that rats, slavers and disease were the downfall of Easter Island – not, as popularised by Jared Diamond, thoughtless deforestation to erect moai (stone monuments), with consequent civil war.

2 thoughts on “Easter Island – Where Giants Walked

  1. Such an interesting story that I decided to subscribe to the entire podcast series.

    Maybe this should also be tagged “Jared Diamond”, since it is partially in response to his *Collapse*?

    Those interested in the well-being of the school on Easter Island can have a look at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/toki

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