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Heyerdahl

Thor . 1914--2002, Norwegian anthropologist. In 1947 he demonstrated that the Polynesians could originally have been migrants from South America, by sailing from Peru to the Pacific Islands of Tuamotu in the Kon-Tiki, a raft made of balsa wood. DNA testing in the late 1990s indicated that such a migration did not actually take place
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Broadcast journalist Serena Altschul said that people thought Heyerdahl was crazy.
On his 1955 archeological expedition, Heyerdahl employed 180 men to move a "less-than-medium-size" statue a short distance over sand on a y-shaped sledge.
The former discusses Heyerdahl and American origins, Langdon's belief in biologically and culturally hyper-active Spaniards (16th--18th centuries) and catastrophic ideas of Polynesians as degenerate survivors of sunken continents.
Working in close co-operation with Norway's Thor Heyerdahl Museum, SSP developed a bar called The Explorer, and separate cafe and restaurant named after the Kon-Tiki.
The first aircraft featured the face of Thor Heyerdahl and others to come include Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen.
Then again, Thor Heyerdahl once made it across an ocean on a reed raft.
Explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who died last week, once crossed the Pacific Ocean in a vessel made out of balsa wood.
The Norwegian author and explorer Thor Heyerdahl has been hospitalised in Italy, after falling seriously ill when spending the Easter holidays with his family near Alassio on the Italian Riviera.
The film's pungent atmosphere is further enhanced by Neil Smolar's classic film score, and as for the cast, William Hurt plays off a lively mix of British, Canadian and American actors: Julia Ormond, Lynn Redgrave, Alan Arkin, Remy Girard, Christopher Heyerdahl, Maury Chaykin, Matt Craven and Chetwynd's wife, Gloria Carlin.
Thor Heyerdahl said that he and Liv were sitting by their dying campfire on the beach one evening with old Tei-Tetua.
Heyerdahl is, of course, famous for his 1947 trip from Peru to Polynesia in the Kon-Tiki but in his memoirs he describes his childhood, his years as a Norwegian volunteer fighting the Nazis, his life-long commitment to scientific research and to protecting the environment and, ironically, his childhood dread of water.
Munoz is following in the tradition of Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, who captained a balsa raft called the "Kon-Tiki" from Peru to Polynesia in a 1947 exploration of the eastern Pacific Ocean.