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1,000-year-old canoe unearthed

Posted on Friday, 4 March, 2011 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Image credit: CC 2.0 Andrew Bourke

By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

Found on an island near St Petersburg a 40 foot dugout canoe helps tell the story of the Manasota people

A ten year old discovery is shedding new light on the Manasota people and their way of life in northern Florida. The boat was possibly used for travel or fishing or even trade.

"To prevent the canoe from fracturing, workers cut it into sections and then brought them to shore by boat."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by lightly on 3 March, 2011, 21:11
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) 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 [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by tipotep on 3 March, 2011, 22:04
Nice work lightly , thanks for the extra info, i found it very interesting TiP.
Comment icon #3 Posted by lightly on 3 March, 2011, 23:20
Thanks tipotep, yup, it is interesting ... and your very welcome .. i love the Web.. it's an information feast .. so easy to learn a bit about dis dat and da udder ting.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Still Waters on 3 March, 2011, 23:41
^ this bit made me smile ....and thank you for the additional info.
Comment icon #5 Posted by paul the walrus on 24 March, 2011, 11:28
Think it still floats?
Comment icon #6 Posted by MJB222 on 24 March, 2011, 21:44
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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