Late Quaternary pollen records from Easter Island

  title={Late Quaternary pollen records from Easter Island},
  author={John R. Flenley and Sarah M. King},
Easter Island is the most isolated piece of inhabited land in the world. It exhibited an unique megalithic culture1–3, involving the sculpting of giant statues (moai) especially between AD ∼1400 and ∼16804 when, for unknown reasons, the culture suddenly collapsed. The island is also of interest in relation to Pleistocene climatic change as CLIMAP5 predicted no reduction of sea-surface temperatures for this part of the Pacific at 18,000 yr BP. We have obtained fossil pollen records covering the… CONTINUE READING
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