1,000-year-old canoe unearthed
By T.K. Randall
March 4, 2011 · 6 comments
Image Credit: CC 2.0 Andrew Bourke
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. Once out of the boat, the fragile pieces were sprayed with water and cleaned and finally lowered into a large tank containing fresh water. Over time, solutions in the tank will vary to preserve the canoe.
Source: Tampa Bay News 10
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