- May 2016
Good post, peccavi! I recall when I read Thor's book... I also found it fascinating.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kon-Tiki_expedition
Kon Tiki Expedition
When I was a kid, I was absolutely enthralled by this adventure and could not read enough books on the subject. Thor Heyerdahl was a house-hold name.
His theory, which he proved by sailing there in a reed boat from Lake Titicaca, was that it was possible for South Americans to reach Easter Island.
Easter Island, remote from anywhere, but being so much nearer South America than Polynesia, it was thought certain that he was right.
However we now know he was absolutely wrong. Easter Islanders are Polynesians and we have DNA to prove it.
Ever since then, I am skeptical of claims unless proven - we need proof of African presence in St Helena. Just because it is possible does mean it happened.