No contact between Easter Island and South America, study finds

Easter Island is a place of mystery that has captured the public imagination. Famous for ancient carved statues and a location so remote it boggles the mind, the island presents a captivating puzzle for researchers eager to understand how and when it became inhabited, and by whom.

No contact between Easter Island and South America, study finds

Genetic analysis of Easter Island skeletons rules out early mixing with Amerindians. Andrew Masterson reports.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Paleogenomic analysis sheds light on Easter Island mysteries

Easter Island is a place of mystery that has captured the public imagination. Famous for ancient carved statues and a location so remote it boggles the mind, the island presents a captivating ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Paleogenomic analysis sheds light on Easter Island mysteries, Thu 12 Oct 17 from ScienceDaily

Did Easter Islanders Have Early Contact with South Americans?

A new study of human bones found no trace of Native American DNA on the island. Debate over pre-European cultural mash-ups continues.

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Livescience

Easter Island natives may not have sailed all the way to South America after all

It doesn't seem that Native Americans mixed with Polynesians before European contact.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from ZME Science

Mystery surrounding ancient Easter Island people deepens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island's hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived on the dot of land in the middle of the ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Reuters

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