University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Paul Harmon

Reed Boats and Experimental Archaeology on Lake Titicaca

By: Alexei Vranich and Paul Harmon and Chris Knutson

As much as archaeologists grumble about the scientific merit of Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon Tiki journey from Peru to Polynesia, one thing is certain: he started a trend. On the positive side, archaeologists began experimenting with a variety of ancient technologies as a means to understand the past. On the negative side, a generation of adventurers […]