What really happened on Easter Island?

Hundreds of iconic moai statues stand testament to the vibrant civilization that once inhabited Easter Island, but there are far fewer clues about why this civilization mysteriously vanished. Did they shortsightedly exhaust the island’s resources? Were they decimated by European illnesses and slave trade? Such theories have spread widely, but recent evidence shows that the truth is not as simple as any one of these alone.
Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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