Prehistoric canoe found in US lake

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hittman

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I find stories like this very interesting. Carbon dated to about 2500 BC!


Radiocarbon dating found that the oldest canoe dates back to 2500 B.C., which would mean it was built around the time Stonehenge was constructed. The canoe was constructed more than 1,700 years before Ancient Rome was first settled and 2,500 years before the birth of Jesus Christ.
 

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Very cool. Kind of perfect that it was discovered in Wisconsin since the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison is renowned for its school of limnology.
 

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Love stories like this myself. Always fascinating to find discoveries from the past. Am sure a bit of real work want into it!!
 
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Gotta wonder how many have been burned up by people that just didn't know what they were. Over the years, I'm sure that more of those have been "caught" and retrieved by anglers, washed up on shore from storms/weather, etc.
 

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Very cool story. I caught my very first muskie in that lake.



*no, not in that canoe, I'm not that old yet (in case someone was going to be a wise guy)
 

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My grandmother always referred to her ancestors (cheyenne) as "the people who came before". Their history has people in NA for tens of thousands of years before white settlers showed up
 

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My grandmother always referred to her ancestors (cheyenne) as "the people who came before". Their history has people in NA for tens of thousands of years before white settlers showed up
Many of our ancestors even here earlier. So far, the Olmecs from around southern Mexico. They were before the Mayans and Toltecs...
 

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Very glad they found it....... I thought it might have been stolen from my spot. ;)

J.
 

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To stray from the point slightly, many remnants of boats are found in Arkansas fields, far from the river. The Mississippi River has meandandered from the bluffs at Memphis to Crowley's ridge in Arkansas. At Ft. Pillow, when standing on a bluff, it is noted that the river stood at the foot of the bluff in 1863, is now more than a mile away. What was a lake at one tme might be a plain now, and vice versa.

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The latest archeological discoveries have been dated at 24,000 years ago; footprints at White Sands. No one can guess how people got there so long ago.
 

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