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Bronze Age boat to be lifted from Tay mud

From the Courier

Archaeologists have been working this week on a 30ft long Bronze age log boat, which is in the tidal mudflats of the Tay near Abernethy. A radiocarbon test has dated it to 1000BC, so it is among the oldest ever found in Scotland. It was probably used for fishing and wildfowling.

It will be lifted by a floating cradle and transported to the National Museum of Scotland, where it will be conserved over three years before display.

(edit) there's a picture of the boat, in the mud, here:
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
29th July 2006ce
Edited 28th August 2006ce

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