miércoles, 9 de abril de 2014

Log boat dating back 4,500 years found in Ireland

Diver drawing an Annaghkeen Bronze Age Log boat in Lough Corrib
A 4,500-year-old log boat is among 12 early Bronze Age, Iron Age and medieval craft that have been located in Lough Corrib, along with several Viking-style battle axes and other weapons.

The vessels were discovered by marine surveyor Capt Trevor Northage while mapping the western lake to update British admiralty charts.

Investigative dives were subsequently carried out last summer by the underwater archaeology unit (UAU) of the National Monuments Service, and radiocarbon dating of samples was then conducted.

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan, who was informed of the finds recently, has described them as “exceptional”. [...] irishtimes.com  / Link 2


Actualización 14-04-14. Una barca de madera de hace 4.500 años hallada en Lough Corrib, Irlanda