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4.0 out of 5 stars Early Man and the Ocean, 3 Jun. 2013
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This book primarily looks at how the islands of polynesia were settled and the various arguements as to whether they were populated from people from South/Central America and travelled westwards or whether it was more from Indonesia/Eastwards.
Thor looks at various arguments and theories about where the plants came from on these islands and how they got there, what types of boats they used, how religion spread and so on.

Its a really good, informative book. I've learned a lot about ocean currents, where the islands are situated and the transport used to populate them and why some are not populated. Well worth reading if you are generally interested in the pacific islands.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book by Thor Heyerdahl, 6 July 2005
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Early Man and the Ocean is another in Thor Heyerdahl's rewriting of the ancient history of the Americas and Polynesia. Published in 1978, it contains a number of chapters on information not covered in his earlier books, including his proposed timeline for the peopling of Polynesia by not one, but two different peoples. Indeed, what makes this book different is that here the author ties together his findings from many different lands, into a logical whole.
If you liked Kon-Tiki and Aku-Aku, then this book is for you. My only complaint against this book is that I dearly wish that it would be updated and reissued.
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