Thor Heyerdahl


On behalf of the member of the Norwegian Archaeological Expedition to Easter Island in 1955-56. I would like to express our gratitude to the University of Wyoming for the invitation to participate in this Rapa Nui Rendezvous. As we all know, this University was the scientific home of our late friend and collaborator. William Mulloy, and is a most appropriate meeting place for his many friends and followers. No other scholar has devoted so much of his life to field work on Easter Island as did William Mulloy. It was my fortune that I was able to introduce him to this most remarkable of all Pacific islands, at a time when no stratigraphic archaeology had as yet been attempted in any part of Eastern Polynesia.