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The Ra Expeditions

In the year 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Looking for Indians the wind took him westward, he stumbled on the wrong peoples, whom he then extorted, enslaved and murdered. 208 more words

Review

Svalbard, and the story of the disappearing glaciers (in progress)

Lecturer: Tyrone Martinsson ||| Lecture topics: the history of Svalbard, the visual arts as a scientific tool on early expeditions and today, climate changes discovered through research and study of visual records and comparative photography 205 more words

Art

It seems Ancient Easter Islanders weren't lonely after all…

Now, according to The Independent, evidence recently published in the journal Current Biology seems to suggest that South Americans did reach the tiny Pacific Island… 212 more words

Souvenir Press

10 Of The Most Absurd Modern Maritime Voyages

If crossing entire oceans on boats of dubious and typically amateurish construction sounds like a risky proposition to you, that’s probably because you’re of a slightly saner disposition than most of the would-be sea captains on this list. 2,164 more words

History

Polynesian Canoes Reached the Americas

Research on sweet potatoes suggests the Polynesians reached the New World centuries before Columbus. 198 more words

2. The Neolithic & Latter-Day Prehistory

Tell & Sell

I love pulp fiction. Nope, not the film, I love pulp fiction from the 30’s through to the 60’s, although I’m no serious collector.  I love its straight unpretentiousness, the fact it was designed to tell and sell (and nothing else) and I love the way it shines a light on the society of the time far better than most serious literature of its day does.  385 more words

Culture

Heyerdahl and Parallel Evolution at the Talkshop

There is a recent post up over at Tallbloke’s Talkshop: Thor Heyerdal: Retrospective on an Adventurous Anthropologist, which charts the man’s life and career on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of his birth: October, 6th 1914. 1,726 more words