The urge to preserve monuments and sites arises from the universal need of knowing and understanding the origins and developments of human societies (ICOMOS 1964, 1990). This is deeply linked to the psychological need to know our history and recognize a familiar environment so as not to feel unprotected (Mattinen 1988). These concepts are particularly appropriate for the case of the monumental heritage of Easter Island.
Charola, A. Elena
"The Preservation of the Monumental Heritage of Easter Island,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 11
, Article 7.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol11/iss3/7