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23 January, 16:58

What theories exist for how the moai were moved around Easter Island? Which theory do you think is the most likely? Why?

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  1. 23 January, 17:20
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    Earlier researchers assumed that the process almost certainly required human energy, ropes, and possibly wooden sledges and/or rollers, as well as leveled tracks across the island. Another theory suggests that the moai were placed on top of logs and were rolled to their destinations. The most recent study demonstrates that the statues were harnessed with ropes from two sides and made to "walk" by tilting them from side to side while pulling forward. There are so many more theories, but the theory I believe is the one where the Rapanui moved the moai using various methods, from strapping the statues to tree trunks and dragging them on the ground to rolling them on sleds over felled trees.

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    I believe this theory, because it's the most realistic theory. Some theories are how various people used the power of the divine to move the statues, which may be true, but there's no evidence and the chances are unlikely. Also, many scientists have believed this theory for the last 60 years, which means they must have found even some of the slightest evidence if that many scientists believed it. They may weigh a lot, but it is very possible if they used the right materials.
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