Watch Archaeologists Walk an Easter Island Statue across the Ground


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How did the technologically limited native people of Rapa Nui move the huge stone statues for which the island is famous? Archaeologists Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo have an idea: the ancients may have rocked the statues back and forth with teams of people yanking on sturdy ropes. Watch them walk this 5-ton replica statue forward.

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