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THIS ISSUE OF Rapa Nui Journal focuses on both historic and contemporary problem and their connection to prehistoric remains. Ceremonial sites in the Pacific were modified and changed during their 'lifetime' and such change may provide chronological sequence. Changes occurred because of natural disasters (e.g., tsunami, as the case with ahu Tongariki on Rapa Nui, or by hurricanes, as observed in the Society Islands), and various kinds of human action. Sometimes sites change due to archaeological restoration and reconstructions.