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500-year-old canoe found in Alaskan forest

A moss-covered canoe which dates back 500 years has been found in an Alaskan forest.

Preliminary examination shows that ancient hand tools, not modern saws introduced by Europeans, were used to cut the wood and hollow out the 33-foot-by-11-inch canoe, Sealaska officials said.

Based on that, and on the age of the cedar trees that have grown up around the site, experts believe the canoe is roughly 500 years old.

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Story: Yereth Rosen, Reuters | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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