Friday, June 22, 2012

Walking Moai

The huge human statues on Easter Island are called "moai." They were carved hundreds of years ago from volcanic rock eleven miles away and transported to their current locations using neither wheels nor beasts of burden. How? The islanders say they walked. In this video, researchers Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo demonstrate one way that could have happened. Read more about the moai of Easter Island in the July 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine. (via The Daily What)

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