Did war really destroy Easter Island?

The Rapanui, the ancient people of Easter Island, the old theory went, committed ecoside, chopping down all the trees and bashing each other over the heads with them. True?

Maybe not. Read my favorite book, The Statues that Walked, by Terry Hunt and Carl Lippo, and decide for yourself.

http://www.thestatuesthatwalked.com/The_Statues_That_Walked/Home.html

The ancient Rapanui rocked! (Literally.)

Rocked

Modern Rapanui are funny. What’s wrong with this picture? Hint: ancient Rapanui didn’t have rebar.

Funny

Modern Rapanui are handsome and very smart. (Christian, tour guide and historian:)

Handsome

What negative stories of places or people did your travels debunk?