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Dates Revise Easter Island History

Science  10 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5766, pp. 1360
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5766.1360

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A paper published online this week by Science ( revises the story of Easter Island, implying that construction of its huge stone statues and degradation of the environment both began almost immediately after humans set foot on the island. (Read more.)