Drought, freshwater availability and cultural resilience on Easter Island (SE Pacific) during the Little Ice Age

  title={Drought, freshwater availability and cultural resilience on Easter Island (SE Pacific) during the Little Ice Age},
  author={Valent{\'i} Rull},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={774 - 780}
  • V. Rull
  • Published 2020
  • Geography
  • The Holocene
After decades of human-deterministic explanations for the collapse of the ancient Rapanui culture that inhabited Easter Island (Rapa Nui) before European contact (1722 CE), paleoecological studies developed over the last decade have provided sound evidence of climate changes and their potential socioecological impacts. Especially significant is the occurrence of a century-scale drought (1570–1720 CE) during the Little Ice Age (LIA). Freshwater is a critical resource on Easter Island that… Expand
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