Kon Tiki

In the 1940s, Thor Heyerdahl from Norway theorised that the peoples of Polynesia were settled by the peoples of Peru rather than people of Asiatic descendent as was commonly accepted at that time. In the 1940's this idea was considered to be completely ludicrous and the academia and anthropological world both in Europe and later…
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William Bartram – Botanist and Traveler

Driving around the South, you might have come across markers labeled Bartram’s Trail or William Bartram Trail. These markers, placed by the Bartram Trail Conference, commemorate the path that William Bartram, a botanist-traveler, took nearly 250 years ago. William Bartram was born in 1739 in Philadelphia to a Quaker family. William’s father, John Bartram, was…
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