24/04/2014

The Kon-Tiki Museum
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Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - short history

Kon-Tiki - in finnish

IPACH
In 1986 Thor Heyerdahl, Knut M. Haugland and Arne Skjølsvold decided to renew their research efforts in the Pacific. At the Kon-Tiki Museum a research department was formed named Institute for Pacific Archaeology and Culture History, with Arne Skjølsvold as head.

Between 1986 and 1988 the IPACH organised the excavations at the Ahu Naunau, Anakena, Easter Island. From 1988-1994 the institute co-funded and co-directed the excavations Heyerdahl organised in Tucume, Peru.

In the 1990s IPACH expanded with three researchers, Dr. Paul Wallin, Dr. Helene Martinsson-Wallin, both archaeologists and Dr. Ingjerd Hoëm a social anthropologist. A range of new research projects were carried out in the 1995 to 2008 on Easter Island, Christmas Island, Tokelau, Huahine, and Western Samoa.