Norwegian archaeologist Reidar Solsvik is the curator/archivist of the Kon-Tiki Museum. He holds a bachelor’s degree (Cand.Mag.) from the University of Oslo (UiO) and a master’s degree (Cand.Phil.) in archaeology from the University of Bergen. He was also a PhD fellow at UiO between 2002 and 2005, during which time he oversaw excavations of several marae (sacred complexes used for ceremonial and religious purposes) on Huahine, Society Islands, French Polynesia. Upon completing this fellowship, Reidar worked briefly as an exhibition assistant at the UiO Museum of Cultural
History before joining the Kon-Tiki Museum in 2006. His primary area of expertise is in the ancient religious sites of Polynesia, particularly the marae, and he has published extensively on the topic.