Easter Island facesfaces of Easter Island
INVASIONEN ON THE EAST ISLAND; Scientific expedition with subsequent airport
Perhaps no other fellowship in the whole wide globe is as insulated as the one on Easter Island, in the middle of the Pacific, the days are approaching when this separation is on the brink of disintegration. Meanwhile, an overseas mission promoted by the WHO is underway to evaluate the islands' inhabitants' health, genetic heritage and traditions before they are exposed to the outside world's habitats and ailments.
This 38-man cruise aboard a H.M.C.S. Cape Scott, a shipping vessel from Canada, departed Panama on Wednesday and is expected to arrive on the island on 14 December. His labs and dwellings are placed in 23 folding trailer houses on the boat inshore. Easter Island's 1,200 residents, grouped into 197 groups, represent one of the most indigenous societies.
In addition, the island' s inhabitants were free of a number of illnesses due to their insulation and ancestry. Your lifeblood will be tested to establish your immunity and find evidence of your race-story. After the report in Thor Heyerdahl's Aku Aku, a Peruvian exploration had imprisoned 1,000 indigenous people as slayers.
As only 15 of the surviving people came back to the island, they carried pox, and that was what killed the people. In recent years, the only periodical encounter between the island' s inhabitants and the outside worlds has been the arrival of a yearly service to Chile. Chile, 2,350 leagues eastward, is claiming the island's supremacy, whose giant rock sculptures are one of the world's most important archeological secrets.
Temporary investigations of the island' s residents' thrombocytes by Chilenean scientists show that the residents are Polynesians with an addition of a mixture of European gene. In 1888, the great plague made more detailed genetics possible because it severely limited the number of forefathers. The majority of the island' s population is young and their pedigrees are easy to trace.
According to Dr. Deirdre Waldron-Edwards of McGill University in Montreal, a member of the Mt. Edwards team, however, the island's community practices have made it difficult to maintain documents about the Congregation. Women and kids move around free from one and the same group. Excursion leaders are Prof. Stanley C. Skoryna of McGill and some of his members come from Canada's medicine school.
Dr Waldron-Edwards said on the phone last weekend that the people of the island are suffering a condition known as coconut when a new vessel comes. We will stay for two month and then pick you up from the same boat.