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Log Boat Unearthed

A second prehistoric log boat has been unearthed in a Derbyshire quarry less than a mile from where a similar find was discovered five years ago.

Archaeologists found the 3,500-year-old log boat, which dates back to the Bronze Age, at Shardlow Quarry, Shardlow, in an area that used to be river channel into the Trent.

The boat lay 1km away from the area where a similar boat, now on display at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, the Strand, was found in 1998.

University of Birmingham archaeologists made the discovery in September while carrying out a study on behalf of the quarry's owners, Hanson Aggregates, but news of the find has just been revealed.
More here at 'This is Derbyshire'
Jane Posted by Jane
24th November 2003ce
Edited 24th November 2003ce

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