In 1933 Kenneth Emory, one of the pre-eminent archaeologists in the Pacific, published "Stone Remains in the Society Islands." Here Emory presented data on several hundred stone structures, called marae that were located across the Society archipelago in the center of the Pacific. Emory's research opened the door to the archaeological study of stone architecture (e.g., Cristino et al. 1988; Descantes 1990, 1993; Emory 1933, 1943, 1970; Emory and Sinoto 1965; Garanger 1969; Graves and Cachola-Abad 1996; Graves and Ladefoged 1995; Graves and Sweeney 1993; Green et al. 1967; Kirch 1990; Kolb 1992; Martinsson-Wallin 1994; Sinoto 1996; Stokes 1991; Verin 1961; Wallin 1993) and archaeologists have spent the last 60 years analyzing the marae complex in the Society Islands.
Cochrane, Ethan E.
"The Chronological and Spatial Relationships of Ceremonial Architecture: Seriation of Marae,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 12
, Article 1.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol12/iss1/1