Neolithic logboat discovered in River Boyne

Started by gash, November 26, 2018, 11:29:04 am

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A logboat, which was discovered in the River Boyne in Co Meath, has been dated to the stone age or Neolithic period.

The remains of the prehistoric logboat was found by four anglers - Stephen Murphy, Kieran Mahar, William Gregory and David Johnston - at Oldbridge in June 2016.

A sample of the wood has been radiocarbon dated to between 3,300-2,900BC, which coincides with the construction of the passage tombs of Knowth, Dowth and Newgrange.

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