Indian canoe dating back 800 years uncovered at lake in Florida
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
A family on a weekend outing in Florida came upon a unique find -- an Indian canoe in near perfect condition.
The 23-foot-long dugout canoe dates back 500 to 800 years. It was found in Lake Munson near Tallahassee.
"The technology that they had at the time to be able to build a canoe this nice, it's pretty amazing to me, when you look at it, how crisply and cleanly it's made and the tools that they had available, shells, sharks teeth, flint," expert James Levy told WCTV.
The canoe is believed to have been built by members of the Apalachee Tribe who use to live in the area.