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Texas scientists say La. flooding unmasked prehistoric canoe


August 4, 2017

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Scientists at Texas A&M University say a Native-American canoe found along the Red River in Louisiana is one of the largest prehistoric watercraft ever found intact in North America.

A&M said in a statement Thursday that a couple boating along the river June 7 north of Shreveport spotted a portion of the canoe jutting from a sandy bank.

Radiocarbon dating determined the canoe was made sometime in the 14th century, likely by Caddo Indians.

Scientists believe the 34-foot-long craft is a cypress that was hollowed out using hot coals and tools to char and dig out...

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