A Moving Tale

02 April 2020

Easter Island

People have been wondering for ages how the huge, enigmatic heads on Easter Island were erected (let alone by whom).

They were carved and erected around three and a half thousand years ago by a tribe called the Rapa Nui, and 887 of them have been identified – though there may in fact be more than a thousand.

Experimental archaeologist Carl Lip from California State University Long Beach archaeologist did some practical tests with a group of his students, and he deuced that each head – weighing around 4.5 metric tonnes a time – was eased into place using ropes made of hemp.

He reckoned that just three lengths of hemp rope were needed, and his team had no trouble in moving a statue a hundred metres in less than an hour. Writing up his findings in the Journal of Archaeological Science, Carl says that hemp would have been the only material available for the task.

As we know, CBD is derived from the hemp plant, and infused into glorious, natural Haughton Honey, and eaten regularly it might give you all the strength you need to pick up an Easter Island head in each hand and walk around with them!

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