It is a common human aspiration and expectation - both of research scientists and of tourists - that a site that has been once studied or visited should remain practically untouched forever, easily recognizable and almost identical to the first time that it has been approached by them. Changes and progressions are seen very suspiciously.
di Castri, Francesco
"The Dynamic Future of Rapa Nui,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 17
, Article 12.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol17/iss1/12