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1,000-year-old canoe unearthed

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Early Tuesday morning, Pinellas County staff members and archaeologists climbed into boats and started a journey back in time.

Once they neared the shoreline of Weedon Island, the crews began the careful work of uncovering a piece of history.Using hand tools, they excavated a 40-foot dugout canoe, thought to be 1,100 years old.

The find is exciting. It's the largest canoe ever found in Florida in a salt water environment and it helps tell the story of the Manasota Culture.

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Very Interesting Still Waters . I web searched.. [ Manasota Culture ]

... here is a link to a text document with some good info on them. (looks like several good links on that search page)

http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile/ws/results/Web/Manasota%20Culture/1/417/TopNavigation/Relevance/iq=true/zoom=off/_iceUrlFlag=7?_IceUrl=true

Chapter 9. CENTRAL PENINSULAR GULF COAST: The Manasota Region ...

During much of the post-Archaic, pre-Safety Harbor period it was the region of the Manasota culture, defined and described by George Luer and Marion Almy (1979, 1982

dhr.dos.state.fl.us/facts/reports/contexts/wwwcpgc...

And here is a link to an informative PDF

http://www.pinellascounty.org/Environment/pagesHTML/pdfs/CanoeWeb.pdf

1,100-Year-Old Prehistoric Canoe Found in

Pinellas County, Florida

Buried in the sand along the shoreline, a prehistoric pine canoe was found

on Weedon Island Preserve, located on the southeast region of the peninsula

that is Pinellas County on Tampa Bay.

An early mode of transportation, the canoe is attributed to the late Weeden

Island Culture (alternative spelling) of Florida Gulf Coast dwellers.

Lasting some 800 years, the Weeden Island Culture evolved out of a segment of the Manasota Culture, an ancient

population that settled along Florida’s rich estuaries and central Gulf Coast 2,500 years ago. The society increased in

population and eventually changed in social structure to become the Safety Harbor Culture that met the first

Europeans to the area. By the mid-1700s, the Creek Indians entered Florida from Alabama and Georgia and became

known as the Seminoles. After the Civil War, Weedon Island became the homestead of early settlers and entered a

colorful modern history until recognized and established as an importantecological and historical Pinellas preserve

for Pinellas County.

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Very Interesting Still Waters . I web searched.. [ Manasota Culture ]

... here is a link to a text document with some good info on them. (looks like several good links on that search page)

http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile/ws/results/Web/Manasota%20Culture/1/417/TopNavigation/Relevance/iq=true/zoom=off/_iceUrlFlag=7?_IceUrl=true

Chapter 9. CENTRAL PENINSULAR GULF COAST: The Manasota Region ...

During much of the post-Archaic, pre-Safety Harbor period it was the region of the Manasota culture, defined and described by George Luer and Marion Almy (1979, 1982

dhr.dos.state.fl.us/facts/reports/contexts/wwwcpgc...

And here is a link to an informative PDF

http://www.pinellascounty.org/Environment/pagesHTML/pdfs/CanoeWeb.pdf

1,100-Year-Old Prehistoric Canoe Found in

Pinellas County, Florida

Buried in the sand along the shoreline, a prehistoric pine canoe was found

on Weedon Island Preserve, located on the southeast region of the peninsula

that is Pinellas County on Tampa Bay.

An early mode of transportation, the canoe is attributed to the late Weeden

Island Culture (alternative spelling) of Florida Gulf Coast dwellers.

Lasting some 800 years, the Weeden Island Culture evolved out of a segment of the Manasota Culture, an ancient

population that settled along Florida’s rich estuaries and central Gulf Coast 2,500 years ago. The society increased in

population and eventually changed in social structure to become the Safety Harbor Culture that met the first

Europeans to the area. By the mid-1700s, the Creek Indians entered Florida from Alabama and Georgia and became

known as the Seminoles. After the Civil War, Weedon Island became the homestead of early settlers and entered a

colorful modern history until recognized and established as an importantecological and historical Pinellas preserve

for Pinellas County.

Nice work lightly , thanks for the extra info, i found it very interesting :tu:

TiP.

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Nice work lightly , thanks for the extra info, i found it very interesting :tu:

TiP.

Thanks tipotep, yup, it is interesting ... and your very welcome :tu:

.. i love the Web.. it's an information feast .. so easy to learn a bit about dis dat and da udder ting. :lol:

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dis dat and da udder ting. :lol:

^ this bit made me smile :D ....and thank you for the additional info. :)

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Think it still floats?

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A 40 foot long canoe? That in itself is pretty amazing, let alone the fact that it's 1,000 years old. I almost cringed when they had to cut it up though.

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