Uncovered another mystery of Easter Island statues
• Revealed another mystery of Easter Island statues
Mysterious statues of Easter Island concerned scientists for decades. It is unclear exactly how the Aboriginal people with primitive technology could erect such colossal structures. Even more obscure reasons to invest so much effort and energy into statues - what are they? The answer to the last question appeared only now. It turns out that the famous statue of helping Aboriginal people to survive.
The sensational study conducted anthropologist Carl Lipo. The last 20 years, scientists exploring the island itself and the people rapanuyi. Which, incidentally, is also mysteriously disappeared from the island: by 1877 at the Rapa Nui lived only 111 aborigines.
Lipo trying to understand how the general could develop a civilization on the island, where there is no fresh water access. The answer was surprising: the islanders learned to use ground water rising along the coast. This water is less salty than the ocean, and is suitable for drinking.
Carl Lipo believes that the giant statues were erected in the very sources of groundwater. Aboriginal admiration before the water is absolutely clear - it literally meant life for the whole island. Lipo in favor of the theory is the fact that almost all of the statues are placed just on the coast.