Heyerdahl



[hey-er-dahl] /ˈheɪ ərˌdɑl/

noun
1.
Thor [too r] /tʊər/ (Show IPA), 1914–2002, Norwegian ethnologist and author.
/Norwegian ˈhɛiərdaːl/
noun
1.
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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