Heyerdahl


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 (hā′ər-däl′, hī′-), Thor 1914-2002.
Norwegian ethnologist and adventurer known for voyages such as the Kon-Tiki expedition (1947), in which he sailed a raft across the Pacific Ocean from Peru to Tuamotu to show that Polynesians may be of South American origin.

Heyerdahl

(Norwegian ˈhɛiərdaːl)
n
(Biography) 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

Hey•er•dahl

(ˈheɪ ərˌdɑl)
n.
Thor (tʊər) born 1914, Norwegian ethnologist and author.
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