thor heyerdahl dies…


on April 21, 2002

Thor Heyerdahl has died at the age of 87.

In 1947, he and his five-person crew climbed aboard Kon-Tiki, an experimental balsa raft, and swept atop the Pacific’s Humboldt current from Peru to the Tuamotu islands – and into history………

i remember reading his books in my teens and enjoying his theories on how ancient peoples colonised various parts of the world, especially the pacific.

he hadn’t crossed mind in years and i think he’ll be a loss to the generally staid world of archeology.


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