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    - Alphitonia cf. zizyphoides and Elaeocarpus cf. rarotongensis are two of the tallest trees on Easter, up to 100 and 150 feet tall respectively. These trees were most likely used to create enormous canoes (Diamond, ??)
    - Islanders used spears and their hands to fish
    - canoes allowed travel offshore
    - seaworthy canoes allowed dolphin harpooning

    {http://data.gns.cri.nz/hazardwatch/gsblogs1/uploaded_images/IMG_3484-716588-716612.jpg} Taro field - http://data.gns.cri.nz/hazardwatch/gsblogs1/uploaded_images/IMG_3484-716588-716612.jpg
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    - Alphitonia cf. zizyphoides and Elaeocarpus cf. rarotongensis are two of the tallest trees on Easter, up to 100 and 150 feet tall respectively. These trees were most likely used to create enormous canoes (Diamond, ??)
    - Islanders used spears and their hands to fish
    - canoes allowed travel offshore
    - seaworthy canoes allowed dolphin harpooning

    {http://data.gns.cri.nz/hazardwatch/gsblogs1/uploaded_images/IMG_3484-716588-716612.jpg} Taro field - http://data.gns.cri.nz/hazardwatch/gsblogs1/uploaded_images/IMG_3484-716588-716612.jpg
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  3. page Decline of the Viking Colony at Greenland by Cindy Truong edited Fall of the Viking Colony at Greenland ... new environment. The The Vikings tried ...…

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    Yes, the weather did turn for the worst. However it was the choice of the Vikings to fail. They gripped onto their farming culture, even during its obvious struggle. They rejected Inuit methods, which could have saved them, especially during the loss of there trading system. When the climate became less favorable, the Viking Colony at Greenland was too stubborn to adapt.
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    Fall of the Viking Colony at Greenland
    With a population that reached the peak of about 5000, the mysterious demise of the Viking Colony at Greenland leaves us puzzled. However, there are attributes that have proven to contribute to the deterioration of this colony. Some of these factors could have been fully avoided as well, if it weren’t for the Vikings need for a European lifestyle. When the climate turned for the worst the Viking Colony at Greenland were too stubborn to adapt to their new environment.
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    - Before deforestation the dense tree growth generated lots of rainfall which fed perennial streams (Fischer, 25)
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    in the
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    - too cool to support many crops they brought when settlements
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    - The island was split up among roughly a dozen different tribes (Diamond, 94)
    - The island was divided up like a pie, with every tribe getting both coastal and inland territory (Diamond, ??)
    - priest 'tuhunga' held enormous amounts of power(Diamond)
    {http://www.personal.ceu.hu/students/08/Szandra_Gonzalez/Images/easter_island_04.jpg} One of the famous Moai Statues - http://www.personal.ceu.hu/students/08/Szandra_Gonzalez/Images/easter_island_04.jpg
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    - The dolphin’s that were harpooned could only be found far away from shore, which would require sea worthy canoes
    - Alphitonia cf. zizyphoides and Elaeocarpus cf. rarotongensis are two of the tallest trees on Easter, up to 100 and 150 feet tall respectively. These trees were most likely used to create enormous canoes (Diamond, ??)
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    hands to fishadfish
    {http://data.gns.cri.nz/hazardwatch/gsblogs1/uploaded_images/IMG_3484-716588-716612.jpg} Taro field - http://data.gns.cri.nz/hazardwatch/gsblogs1/uploaded_images/IMG_3484-716588-716612.jpg
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    o a stone chicken house which kept their primary tamed animal food source safe
    o a stone-enclosed garden which would be used to grow an assortment of crops
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    -taro was very important crop
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    - Norwegian merchant vessels stopped arriving in the colony's ports, this meant Vikings were cut off major source of iron and tools, which needed to maintain boats
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    - Analysis of Norse skeletal remains shows a decrease in stature to below 5ft tall
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    - The complete deforestation caused massive erosion (Diamond, 93)
    - Before deforestation the dense tree growth generated lots of rainfall which fed perennial streams (Fischer, 25)
    - 1100ml average rainfall
    - most of precipitation occurs in the
    - dry and cool compared to the rest of polynesia
    - too cool to support many crops they brought when settlements

    {https://php.radford.edu/%7Ewkovarik/drupal/sites/default/files/Easter.Island.litho_.jpg} Rapanui communicating with European explorers - https://php.radford.edu/%7Ewkovarik/drupal/sites/default/files/Easter.Island.litho_.jpg
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    --large scale chicken cultivation, with 1,223 chicken houses
    -after trees ran out erosion destroyed farm lands
    -with little food cannibalism took over
    -stones were added to land to keep moisture

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    Ancient Ghana was one of the top three most powerful empires of it's time due to the extremely prosperous trade routes and its intimidating reputation. This was because of Ancient Ghana's huge military strength. One of the most interesting things about this empire, is the fact that it did not actually produce any of the resources that it traded in. Instead they would tax every resource that travelled through their nation. Ancient Ghana existed from approximately 300 to 1200 AD and eventually fell when it was invaded by Sumagure Kanbe. It was a homogenous society until Muslims from the north invaded and took over. However, the muslims were overthrown by the remaining Ghanaians soon after. Ancient Ghana was a rich and powerful nation, it had huge military strength, great economic wealth, and a strongly governed society. It truly was one of the great empires of its time.
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