The Times Literary Supplement

October 19, 2011

Fallen Idols: On Easter Island

Tongariki, Easter Island
Tongariki, Easter Island (Roger Atwood)

Centuries of folklore and knowledge were lost, and in its place a melodramatic pseudo-history of man-eaters and self-induced catastrophe arose.

Easter Island feels like another planet, and to its first Polynesian settlers, it really was another planet, in a sense. Another stray rock in the cosmos.

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