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By the time the first explorers from the West reached the remote Chilean island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in 1722.....

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By the time the first explorers from the West reached the remote Chilean island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in 1722, how long is it thought that the island had been settled?

posted Sep 14 by Akriti

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Between 500 and 900 years
Current scientific thought differs as the approximate date of arrival of the first inhabitants. Some place it at 800 CE, others at 1200 CE. The first Western explorers were the Dutch.

answer Sep 15 by Riteshwar
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