Easter Island Overshoot and Collapse

The period from 900 AD until 1700 AD at Easter Island is an example of Overshoot and Collapse System Archetype. Around 900 AD, the island had a small population which grew over time alongside rampant consumption of island’s natural resources.  Natural resources depleted to such an extent that it could not sustain the high population resulting in a population crash amid wide spread starvation. Main events that occurred during this period are provided in the book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond.

The model attempts to retrace the history of Easter Island from the time people first settled on the island i.e. 900 AD until 1600 AD. 

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