Rapa Nui’s Island Mysteries

History Extra | 28 March 2022 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Cat Jarman drawing from her article Mystery of Easter Island. Delves into the mysteries and debates surrounding the history of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. Explores the creation of the astonishing moai monuments and explains the seemingly dramatic collapse of the island’s population.

If you like this, you will love Easter Island – Where Giants Walked.

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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.

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