Couple find the largest ever intact Native American canoe measuring 33 feet and dating back 1,000 year

Two people walking along a riverbank stumbled across an ancient Native American dugout canoe thought to be up to 1,000 years old.

Robert Cornett and Jeanna Bradle noticed the 33-foot-long craft sticking out of the mud on the Red River north of Shreveport in Louisiana two weeks ago.

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Canoe – Pounds – Intact – USA

The canoe, which weighs some 1,000 pounds and is three-foot-wide, is thought to be the largest ever found intact in the USA.

It was constructed 800 to 1,000 years ago by digging out a cypress trump, most likely by the Caddo Indians, who settled in the area.

Find – Condition – Side

The find is in excellent condition, although one side of it is missing,

The pair came across the find after Mr Cornett decided to take time off work for a boat trip as it was his birthday.

Archeologist – Jeffrey – Girard – Louisiana – Archaeological

Archeologist Jeffrey Girard from the Louisiana Archaeological Society and Robert Chip from the State Archaeological Division excavated the boat.

Mr Girard said a similar canoe was found locally in 1983. This is now on display at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport.

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