Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Easter Island Topknots Explained?

Scientists are now positing (more) information about the strange red stone hats Easter Island's huge stone figures have worn:

*They seem to be some kind of symbol of leadership.

*The islanders may have thought that adding the red topknots actually brought the figures magically to life.

*The stone hats were quarried from a "secret" quarry, also with religious overtones, and were rolled along a path also lined with red dust.

Here's the partial report. I'm not so sure any of this is blindingly original stuff, but it's interesting, nonetheless.

1 comment:

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Interesting reading - I'd never even heard of this phenomenon. This is one of the things I love about reading your blog - you share the most interesting links, some of which are really obscure (to me anyway)that I'd never find on my own!