t. heyerdahl

Heyerdahl

[hey-er-dahl]
noun
Thor [toor] , 1914–2002, Norwegian ethnologist and author.
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Heyerdahl (Norwegian ˈhɛiərdaːl)
 
n
Thor (tɔː). 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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