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 came across beside the Columbia River, galvanizing anthropologists with the prospect that prehistoric people reached North the USA 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 and re-create this perilous migration. This tale wraps an interesting anthropological argument inside of a gripping narrative concerning the sea, an historical humans, and the desert 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 excursion used to be now not 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 attention-grabbing event and riveting prehistory, In the Wake of the Jomon is destined to develop into a classic.

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