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STONE AGE BOAT BUILDING SITE

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The new structure, which dates back 8,000 years, is part of the oldest boat building site in the world, researchers believe. It sits off the coast of the Isle of Wight—an island off the south coast of England.

"The site contains a wealth of evidence for technological skills that were not thought to have been developed for a further couple of thousand years, such as advanced woodworking. This site shows the value of marine archeology for understanding the development of civilization," Garry Momber, director of Maritime Archaeological Trust, said in a statement.

https://www.newsweek.com/stone-age-boat-building-site-discovered-1455420

 

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Interesting.  I didn't know that green marine started on the isle of wight

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57 minutes ago, southerncross said:

The new structure, which dates back 8,000 years, is part of the oldest boat building site in the world, researchers believe. It sits off the coast of the Isle of Wight—an island off the south coast of England.

"The site contains a wealth of evidence for technological skills that were not thought to have been developed for a further couple of thousand years, such as advanced woodworking. This site shows the value of marine archeology for understanding the development of civilization," Garry Momber, director of Maritime Archaeological Trust, said in a statement.

https://www.newsweek.com/stone-age-boat-building-site-discovered-1455420

 

and they still believe that man walked over from siberia..  no need for a boat so you don't have to fuck with snow covered mountains..

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We could have saved them a lot of excavation work by introducing them to BS over in Comox.

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This article is somewhat (but not much) clearer.  It seems they’re excited to find a multi-layer structure this old.  No one claims to know what the structure was, but it seems they think it was at a boatbuilding site.  Was it a barn? Was it scaffolding? Was it going to be a boat? We’ll have to wait and see.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-49405708

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Insert joke about cement boats here....

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Just now, Raz'r said:

Insert joke about cement boats here....

Would have to be iron age or newer for that.

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Stone boat

Sangliat Dol Yamdena.jpg

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4 hours ago, Recidivist said:

Stone boat

Sangliat Dol Yamdena.jpg

Note the poorly repaired darker section on the port bow where they obviously hit something.  It is not scarfed into the rest of the boat properly, and will probably not last long.  In contrast, look at the well-integrated boarding steps that were built into the hull further aft. by the original builders.  At the stern, the outhouse shows where we must have gotten the term poop deck.   

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26 minutes ago, PaulK said:
5 hours ago, Recidivist said:

Sangliat Dol Yamdena.jpg

Note the poorly repaired darker section on the port bow where they obviously hit something.  It is not scarfed into the rest of the boat properly, and will probably not last long.  In contrast, look at the well-integrated boarding steps that were built into the hull further aft. by the original builders.  At the stern, the outhouse shows where we must have gotten the term poop deck.   

Needs a bit of touch-up on the varnish, too

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Stone boat:

https://dublin.ie/living/articles/the-poddle-and-dublins-hidden-rivers/

"...As it passes through Mount Argus estate, the Poddle is afforded room to flood in a small landscaped park, crucial to sections downstream. Mount Argus was once the site of the Stone Boat, an ancient, triangular stone, shaped like the prow of a ship. Sometimes called “the Tongue”, it divided the river into two branches. One forked north-west, becoming the city water course and supplied the City Basin at St James (since filled in) adjacent to the Guinness Storehouse.

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7 hours ago, Recidivist said:

Stone boat

Sangliat Dol Yamdena.jpg

It wont sail like a Hunter, but the lines are better

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On 8/21/2019 at 10:46 AM, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

and they still believe that man walked over from siberia..  no need for a boat so you don't have to fuck with snow covered mountains..

What's really weird is this part:

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At this time, the North Sea was yet to fully form, so the Isle of Wight would still have been connected to mainland Europe. The region would have been covered in lush vegetation.

...what did they need a boat for then? If they found a boat building workshop from 8,000 years ago, that's probably pretty close to where the coastline was 8,000 years ago.

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Did they find Doug Lord there?  or Fire Arrow.

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7 hours ago, Autonomous said:

I once discovered a neanderthal in a boat. 

Boats are like time machines. They make neanderthals out of us all.

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4 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Boats are like time machines. They make neanderthals out of us all.

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Boats could well predate the Neanderthals....

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/20/homo-erectus-may-have-been-a-sailor-and-able-to-speak

 

https://aeon.co/essays/tools-and-voyages-suggest-that-homo-erectus-invented-language

 

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