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    Default Re: 1,200-year-old canoe

    The outboard well is a little surprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    The outboard well is a little surprising.
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    It looks a bit narrow and shallow.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: 1,200-year-old canoe

    what’s the pink light tool he’s holding?

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    The outboard well is a little surprising.
    I do remember hitting some unidentified object with the centerboard of the trimaran once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
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    It looks a bit narrow and shallow.

    Quite true if modern human frames are considered,but could we use it to estimate the size of the users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Quite true if modern human frames are considered,but could we use it to estimate the size of the users?
    Tricky, canoes made for still waters, lakes and slow moving rivers often had next to no freeboard, so we would have to be very careful with any assumptions made.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Quite true if modern human frames are considered,but could we use it to estimate the size of the users?
    pygmy kayak?
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    It is very possible that it wasn't entirely buried and upper parts have rotted away.

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    I'm fairly sure somebody posted about a newly acquired Rushton canoe being a bit small and rather marginal for modern humans.Such was the change in a little over a hundred years.With twelve times the interval,a greater change may have occurred.

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    1200 years. That's about how old mine will be by the time I get it finished.
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    Some years ago Roger Stouff posted a thread about his archaeological work concerning some similar finds along a river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinesteam View Post
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    Australian Aboreiginal bark canoes in use. Spears doubled as punt poles



    https://www.surfresearch.com.au/1972...al_Canoes.html

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    Not a good design for a car topper.

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    Sort of a deep-dish SUP.
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    Yes, Roger Stouff posted about one. I remember reading about one found north of Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge south of here about 50 years ago. I have no idea where that one ended up.

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    Are we sure it's a boat and not a trough for fermenting corn for the drunk pig barbecue? Could explain the stain on the inside. Does it smell of bacon and whisky?
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    Possibly the hole is due to it being the location of where they carried the smouldering coals etc for their fire. Saves lighting a new fire when needed.
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    Victorian Aboriginals used to carry fire on a bed of stones in theirs. Of course practices were different in different places, depending on materials and needs. In the far north dugouts were more common. Of course the far north had crocodiles too.

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    I wonder if they can estimate the original dugout size by what's left
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    The oldest known canoe was found in the Nederlands and estimated to be 10,000 years old.. Bronze age ones are often found in the UK about 3-4000 years old, one was found to be 14 metres long and could carry 1 ton ish of cargo..
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