A view of "Moai" statues in Rano Raraku volcano, on Easter Island, Chile on October 31, 2003. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island's hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived on the dot of land in the middle of the Pacific.A 2014 genetic study had indicated interbreeding between the people of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, and native people in South America occurred roughly between 1300 and 1500 .The Rapa Nui people formed a unique culture best known for the 900 monumental head-and-torso stone statues known as moai erected around Easter Island.The study did not rule out some type of cultural contact between Easter Island and South America.
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