“As we will discuss over the next 3 classes, the original colonization of the Pacific Islands (including Easter Island) has been a fascinating discussion for over a century.  One of the most interesting characters within this discussion is the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.
I’d like you to do some on-line research and come up with (I am hoping) really interesting and not-well-known facts about his quest to see if Polynesia could have been originally settled from South America.  His story and adventure are famous.  Enjoy the assignment and PLEASE come up with something cool that I don’t know 🙂