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  • Environmental Issues In French Polynesia

    You may look at places like the islands of French Polynesia, such as Bora Bora, Tahiti, Mo’orea, or Fakarava, as “paradise” or “a perfect getaway”, but have you ever realized that every nation has complications? All around the globe, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental issues are taking place. While French Polynesia takes no action in these events of global harm, they are the first to feel the destructive impacts on our climate and ocean. As sea level begins to rise and the amount of fresh drinking water decreases, islands of the French Polynesia are being threatened by ecological issues that are only to be blamed on their neighboring nations. By promoting the drastic changes in climate and the limit of freshwater sources by helping…

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  • Essay On Polynesian Navigation

    The Polynesian navigation is regarded as one of the ancient navigation through the seas dating as far as years in the BC. The ancient Polynesians were among the ancient navigators of the sea despite the less advanced technologies during that time. Although the Polynesians are believed to have discovered and settled in the region commonly referred to as Polynesia triangle, little is known about their navigation skills (Evans 22). They are believed to have navigated through the deep, dangerous,…

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  • Why Did Easter Island Collapse

    Easter Island was quite an experience of a new location for settlers and showed the inadequate use of resources that were accessible to the new inhabitants. It showed how desperate and inhumane people became at the extinction of valuable resources on this island. These new owners of land were quickly befallen at the expense of most of their lives and all of the natural resources. The main idea of internal collapse focuses on the issues that man has faced since the beginning of sharpening a…

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  • The Destruction Of Easter Island

    Easter Island is said to have formed from three converging volcanos about 7500 years ago. It is also believed to be the most remote spot on Earth making it an amazing thing that people happened upon it and made it their home. These people lived on a thriving island for hundreds of years before the downfall and ultimately their near destruction. Napa Nui are the people who occupied Easter Island and are said to have been religious and superstitious, giving the belief that the mysterious 850 or…

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  • Rongorongo Artifact

    The artefact that I have chosen is a wooden tablet with a system of glyph engravings called Rongorongo, specifically the Small Santiago Tablet. Rongorongo is one of the worlds rare undeciphered scripts which are comprised of lines of symbols, many of which are birds or other animal forms, engraved with every second line being upside down. The text is said to be read from left to right, bottom to top, which is also known as the reverse boustrophedon (Bahn, 1996). This famous enigma of Easter…

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  • Easter Island Statues

    The Mysteries of the Easter Island Statues Explorers in the 18th century hoped to find something monumental, perhaps outlandish. When sailors made landfall on a tiny remote island, they found much more than they could have imagined: a land with a mysterious past and monumental statues that seemed far beyond their imaginations. Rapa Nui, or Easter Island as it was to become known, is the Polynesian island found in the southeast Pacific Ocean. Easter Island is considered to be one of the…

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  • Easter Island Collapse

    says, “We don't know for sure what the pukao represented; our best guess is a headdress of red birds' feathers prized throughout Polynesia and reserved for chiefs, or else a hat of feathers and tapa cloth. For instance, when a Spanish exploring expedition reached the Pacific island of Santa Cruz, what really impressed the local people was not Spanish ships, swords, guns, or mirrors, but their red cloth (Diamond).” Just like the moai there are pukao that are half carved and one waiting for trans…

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  • Inaccuracies Of Disney And History

    For example, the Oceanic Trust made sure that everything from the curtains in Moana’s home all the way to inaccurate lyrics in songs were changed in order to accurately represent Polynesian culture. The biggest change though was to Maui, he was originally drawn bald, but the trust believed that there was no way Maui would have been bald and demanded that they add more hair until he finally became the character we see in the film. The original idea for the film did not even have the character…

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  • Hawaiian Culture Research Paper

    deserts contain sometime of coconut sauce or coconut cream. The coconuts are very scared to Hawaii because it helps them heal wounds and can be used for food and at times clothing. They love adding lime and lemon juice to sweeten there food, along with raw fish and seaweed. Many of the seafood came form the asian and other cultures that migrated into Hawaii. In conclusion, Hawaii has a wonderful culture with many different culture put into into it. There culture is very original and is not…

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  • Polynesian Culture Essay

    The polynesian people are a very unique culture compared to people of different countries. Their pride of their culture, beliefs, language, and traditions are apart of their history and love within their land. The polynesian natives are very proud to be able to carry on wonderful traditions to their visitors and people that live on the land to show how much they respect their island they call home. Adding on to their beliefs and traditions among the culture is about the polynesian history. This…

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