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Colossal stylized stone human figures found on Easter Island. About 1000 examples are known, all made from volcanic tuff quarried at Rano Raraku on the island. They were made between ad 600 and ad 1500, each being up to 10 m high and weighing up to 82 tonnes. Some originally wore a cylindrical red stone head‐dress and had white coral eyes fitted. They are regarded as ancestral figures.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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