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A widely held narrative is that construction of the monuments on Rapa Nui, commonly known as Easter Island, stopped around 1600 after a major societal collapse. New research revises that theory. (Photo: Terry L. Hunt) A widely held narrative is that construction of the monuments on Rapa Nui, commonly known as Easter Island, stopped around 1600 after a major societal collapse. New research revises that theory.