Digit wrote:I had the book for many years Sam, and right or wrong in his ideas, he at least moved archaeology away from Europe for a while.
He was also a decorated hero of the Norwegian underground in WW2, he lived life to the full. A great man.
Yeah, I met him when I was 19. And, having read his book a number of times, I was awe-struck, of course. He proved to be an extremely friendly man, though, over lunch at my parents' place. Keen to patiently answer all my dumb questions about Kon-Tiki and Ra I and II. He (and Erich von D.) opened my eyes to alternatives to the accepted hypotheses in archaeology. Erich von Däniken was the theoreticus, Heyerdahl the practicus.