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By comparing population genetics, researchers have concluded that the practice of building moai -- the huge carved "heads" found on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and elsewhere in Polynesia -- may have originated on a single island in the Tuamotus, a lightly populated archipelago of nearly 80 small atolls near Tahiti that remains part of France. www.sciencenews.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/092121_bb_polynesia_inline_desktop.jpg (Map from https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dna-genetics-how-polynesia-settled-migration-islands-pacific-ocean)
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