Hanga Nui Bay, on the eastern end of the southeast coast of Easter Island, is currently the focal point of research in an intensively studied archaeological area that extends from the plains at the foot of the southwest slopes of the Poike Peninsula. The study area is a transect which crosses the island from coast to coast in a north-south axis from Hanga Nui to Mahatua on the east and from Motu Nao to an area close to Te Peka Peka on the west.
Cristino, Claudio P. and Vargas Casanova, Patricia
"Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island: Chronological and Sociopolitical Significance,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 13
, Article 1.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol13/iss3/1