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The Coming of the White Bearded Men: The Origin and development of Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki Theory

Melander, Victor

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From the late 1930s to his death in 2002, the Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) relentlessly sought scientific acceptance for his controversial Kon-Tiki Theory. The theory separated the settlement of the Pacific into two different migrating races: the transatlantic culture bearers or white bearded men; and the originally Asiatic warrior race, the Maori-Polynesians. To date very little scholarly attention has been devoted to what influenced Heyerdahl to develop the intensely...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/202135
DOI: 10.25911/5e96e30f77539

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