Thor Heyerdahl: Voyages of the Sun: The Kon-Tiki Museum Archive

Heyerdahl, Thor

| 2022

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An archival delve into the remarkable life, expeditions and voyages of Thor Heyerdahl, author of the bestselling adventure classic The Kon-Tiki ExpeditionNorwegian archaeologist, anthropologist, migration theorist, author and explorer Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) spent decades substantiating unorthodox migration theories, with equally unconventional research methodologies: namely, practicable experiments that employed the construction of ancient vessels, driven across open oceans and waterways to retrace the movement and settlements of our ancestors. With October 2022 commemorating the 75th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl's extraordinary 1947 voyage upon a balsa-wood raft, Kon-Tiki, from coastal South America to Polynesia across the Pacific Ocean, an enviable opportunity arises to reexplore Heyerdahl's innovative yet frequently contested theories and expeditions. Afforded...

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