THE CLASSIC MARAE OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS are impressive structures, their huge ahu platforms built of coral and limestone slabs. Located at protruding points along the coast, and sometime opposite the passage in the reef, they are the first things that a visitor sees when sailing into port. And, these great temples were built to be seen. Possibly the most important, but definitely the most famous of these marae, is that of Taputapuatea
Wallin, Paul and Solsvik, Reidar
"Dating Ritual Structures in Maeva, Huahine Assessing the Development of Marae Structures in the Leeward Society Islands, French Polynesia*,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 20
, Article 4.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol20/iss1/4