A canoe that is over a thousand years old that was discovered during the Maya Train Works in Mexico

A canoe apparently from the Terminal Classic period – between 830 and 950 n Land in a statement.

“The relevance lies in the fact that it is the first completely and so well-preserved canoe of its kind in the Maya area,” said Helena Barba Meinecke, head of the Yucatan Peninsula Office of the Sub-Directorate for Underwater Archeology (SAS). .

The vessel is 1.60 meters long and 80 centimeters wide and, according to the script, could have been used to draw water or to make offerings during rituals.

A canoe that is over a thousand years old that was discovered during the Maya Train Works in Mexico
A canoe that is over a thousand years old that was discovered during the Maya Train Works in Mexico

A more comprehensive study, including the Sorbonne University in Paris, will be carried out in November to determine the exact age of the canoe.

In addition, photometric studies will be carried out to create a three-dimensional model of the boat that can be used to study and make replicas of the find for display in museums in the area.

Other archaeological remains, including human remains, ceramics, wall paintings, and various tools have also been found in the area that is in the section between the states of Yucatán and Quintana Roo.

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