Hollowed out plank may be a Bronze Age canoe


Blackleaf
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An ancient Bronze Age canoe has been unearthed by archaeologists during the building of a new road.

The 3,500-year-old canoe was made from hollowed out oak - and may have been used by ancient fishermen, experts say.

Experts believe the 10 foot long timber structure may have also been used as a trough for holding water or feed.

Hollowed out Bronze Age oak plank dating back 3,500 years unearthed in Wales may have been a canoe used by ancient fishermen, experts say


Experts say it would be the first ever Bronze Age canoe found in north Wales

It has now been removed from the dig site near Caernarfon for further study

It was discovered during the building of the new 135million bypass to the A487

The 10 foot long timber may have also been used as a trough for holding water

By Tim Collins For Mailonline
7 May 2019

An ancient Bronze Age canoe has been unearthed by archaeologists during the building of a new road.

The 3,500-year-old canoe was made from hollowed out oak - and may have been used by ancient fishermen, experts say.

Experts believe the 10 foot long timber structure may have also been used as a trough for holding water or feed.

It would be the first prehistoric canoe ever found in north Wales if confirmed as such, researchers claim.


An ancient Bronze Age canoe (pictured) has been unearthed by archaeologists during the building of a new road. The 3,500-year-old canoe was made from hollowed out oak - and may have been used by ancient fishermen, experts say

The 'canoe' has now been removed from the site near Caernarfon, North Wales, for further examination.

A Welsh Government spokesman said: 'This was found to be the trunk of a single oak tree which had been hollowed out, with archaeologists believing it likely to be a canoe which was re-used as a trough, although it is possible it was always intended for that function.

'The object has now been lifted and is currently being assessed further by specialists.'

The canoe was discovered during the building of the new 135million ($103m) bypass to the A487 in North Wales.

Jenny Emmett, senior planning architect at Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Service, said: 'The archaeological mitigation is going very well and the results so far have already added considerably to our knowledge of the area.

'The scheme is expected to continue to add new information as further discoveries emerge, both on site and during the specialist analysis of the remains that will take place following the excavations.

'We are pleased with both the significance of the discoveries and the positive working relationships that have been established between all parties that have enabled the programme to proceed smoothly, and look forward to both continuing as the scheme progresses.'


Experts believe the 10 foot (three-metre) long timber structure may have also been used as a trough for holding water or feed. It would be the first prehistoric canoe ever found in north Wales if confirmed as such, researchers claim. This image shows the dig site


Archaeologists have also uncovered a section of Roman road which had been identified on a geophysical survey.

Despite the discoveries, officials say the building work on the road will go ahead as normal - with it expected to be completed by autumn 2021.

Welsh Government Transport Minister Ken Skates said: 'The Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass is a significant Welsh Government scheme in North West Wales which, when complete, will deliver great benefits for local communities as well as people travelling in the area.

'The archaeological findings are another huge positive to come from this development and provide an exciting and thought-provoking insight into the region's ancient history.

'These important discoveries may never have been found without the construction of the bypass and I'd like to thank the team of archaeologists, contractors and all those involved in unearthing these remarkable findings.'


The 'canoe' has now been removed from the dig site near Caernarfon, North Wales, for further examination

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT BRONZE AGE BRITAIN?



The Bronze Age in Britain began around 2,000 BC and lasted for nearly 1,500 years.

It was a time when sophisticated bronze tools, pots and weapons were brought over from continental Europe.

Skulls uncovered from this period are vastly different from Stone Age skulls, which suggests this period of migration brought new ideas and new blood from overseas.

Bronze is made from 10 per cent tin and 90 per cent copper, both of which were in abundance at the time.

Crete appears to be a centre of expansion for the bronze trade in Europe and weapons first came over from the Mycenaeans in southern Russia.

It is widely believed bronze first came to Britain with the Beaker people who lived about 4,500 years ago in the temperate zones of Europe.

They received their name from their distinctive bell-shaped beakers, decorated in horizontal zones by finely toothed stamps.

The decorated pots are almost ubiquitous across Europe, and could have been used as drinking vessels or ceremonious urns.

Believed to be originally from Spain, the Beaker folk soon spread into central and western Europe in their search for metals.

Textile production was also under way at the time and people wore wrap-around skirts, tunics and cloaks. Men were generally clean-shaven and had long hair.

The dead were cremated or buried in small cemeteries near settlements.

This period was followed by the Iron Age which started around 650 BC and finished around 43 AD.

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Tecumsehsbones
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"Hollowed out plank" is a pretty good description of Britain.
 
Curious Cdn
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What do the Metis say up in Penetanguishene, again?

Oh yeah ... "Pas d'il Huron que nous."
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

"Hollowed out plank" is a pretty good description of Britain.

It's the greatest country on the world.
 
Curious Cdn
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It's the greatest country on the world.

I'm sure that the Somalis feel the same way about their's.
 
darkbeaver
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It's the greatest country on the world.


You are in the world and on the planet shthead.
 
darkbeaver
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darkbeaver
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The Lies About World War II
Paul Craig Roberts • May 13, 2019 • 3,800 Words



The Lies That Form Our Consciousness and False Historical Awareness
Paul Craig Roberts
My generation associated dystopias, such as George Orwell’s 1984, with the Soviet Union, a country in which explanations were controlled and criticism of Stalin would land a person in the Gulag. We thought of the United States and our life here much differently. But with the passage of time the difference between life in the Soviet Union in the 20th century and life in the Western world today is disappearing. Today, the journalist Julian Assange is undergoing the same kind of state terror and torture as any Soviet dissident, if not worse. The Western media is as controlled as the Soviet media, with print, TV, and public radio serving as a propaganda ministry for government and the interest groups that control government. Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter are systematically denying their platforms to those who express views not supportive of the ruling order and its agendas. It has turned out to be easy to get rid of the First Amendment guarantee of free speech as the media have neither the ability nor the intention of exercising it.
It was a mistake for my generation to associate Orwell’s Memory Hole and falsified history only with fictional or real dystopias. Falsified history was all around us. We just didn’t know enough to spot it. What living and learning has taught me is that history tends to always be falsified, and historians who insist on the truth suffer for it. It has been established that many of the ancient historians are unreliable, because they were “court historians” who sought material benefit by writing to please a ruler. In my time many an historian has written for income from book sales by enthralling the public with tales of glorious victories over demonized enemies that justified all the sons, grandsons, brothers, fathers, uncles, husbands, friends, and cousins who were sacrificed for the sake of capitalist armaments profits. No publisher wanted a truthful account that no one would buy because of the stark portrayal of the pointlessness of the deaths of loved ones. Everyone, or almost so, wants to think that their loss was for a noble cause and was “worth it.”
With few exceptions, English speaking historians have put the blame for both world wars on Germany. This is false history. The first real historian of World War I, or what was called at the time the Great War or the World War, was Harry Elmer Barnes. Barnes was Professor of Historical Sociology at Smith College and the William Bayard Cutting Fellow in History at Columbia University. His book, The Genesis of the World War, was published in 1926 by Alfred A. Knopf in New York.
Instead of covering up, as expected, the allied crimes and treachery against Germany, Barnes told the truth. The German Kaiser, a relative of the British and Russian royal families, was known throughout the world as a peacemaker, praised by the New York Times for that role. It is a known and indisputable fact that the German government acted for peace until Germany, the last power to mobilize, had to mobilize or be overrun by Russia and France, who were
 
Blackleaf
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You are in the world and on the planet shthead.

What's the difference between the world and the planet?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I'm sure that the Somalis feel the same way about their's.

Yeah, but they are wrong, as you know.
 
Curious Cdn
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What's the difference between the world and the planet?

The world is flat with Great Britain at it's center and the World is where we actually live.
 

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