Heyerdahl definition

  • others:
    • Heyerdahl, Thor 1914-2002. Norwegian ethnologist and explorer which led the Kon Tiki journey (1947) on a raft throughout the Pacific Ocean from Peru to Tuamotu to show that Polynesians might be of Southern United states origin. In 1970 he crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Morocco to Barbados in a papyrus watercraft showing that ancient Egyptians might have sailed to The united states.
  • noun:
    • Norwegian anthropologist noted for his researches of cultural diffusion (1914-2002)

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