In the Wake of the Jomon: Stone Age Mariners and a Voyage Across the Pacific

In the Wake of the Jomon: Stone Age Mariners and a Voyage Across the Pacific


The exciting account of a rare journey

in the culture of Kon-Tiki

In 1996 a 9,500-year-old skeleton used to be stumbled on beside the Columbia River, galvanizing anthropologists with the prospect that prehistoric people reached North the United States from Asia via crossing the sea in small open boats. during this compelling narrative, world-class kayaker and technological know-how author Jon Turk relates his profitable try to re-create this perilous migration. This tale wraps an exciting anthropological argument inside of a gripping narrative in regards to the sea, an old humans, and the desolate tract of northeast Siberia.

Recounting his two-year, 3,000-mile kayak voyage from Japan's bamboo forests to the tundra of Siberia and Alaska, Turk introduces robust archeological and anthropological proof that his day trip was once no longer the 1st. He explains how the traditional Jomon humans can have accomplished this trip 10,000 to 15,000 years in the past and gives perception into the query of why they did it. either interesting experience and riveting prehistory, In the Wake of the Jomon is destined to turn into a classic.

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