The statue is dated 1250-1500 years
Scientists have unraveled the purpose of the stone statues located on Easter island. Sculptures made in his time the natives of volcanic rocks, had pointed out the residents on sources of drinking water. This writes PLOS ONE.
The statue is dated 1250-1500 years. Most of the statues located at the perimeter of the island, reports korrespondent.net.
Before that, it was assumed that the statues had a ritual significance. To solve the mystery, scientists have been able, by comparing hydrological data about the sources of fresh water on the island with the location of the statues. In the end, it turned out that the location of the statues is almost identical to the sources.
Scientists have noted that the statues are located near the sources, and where there are none, no statues.