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Why does Thor Heyerdahl decide to build the Kon-Tiki and sail it from South America to Polynesia?

Briefly characterize each member of Thor's crew.

What are the unique features of the Kon-Tiki?

Why is the raft named the Kon-Tiki?

Describe how squid fly and end up on the roof of the raft hut.

What makes landing the raft on a Polynesian island difficult?

Why is the voyage of the raft important to Peruvians and Polynesians?

Of what importance is ocean plankton?

Describe the process of catching a shark by hand on the raft.

List and describe three of the principles that the crew discovers about sailing a raft that none of the naval experts foresaw.

Construct an argument in support of Thor Heyerdahl's hypothesis that people from South America first settled the Polynesian Islands.

Construct an argument against Thor Heyerdahl's hypothesis that people from South America first...

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