Weedon Island's Ancient Dugout Canoe
Dr. Bob Austin
Ms. Phyllis Kilianos
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Florida Humanities Council radio series
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In this 2008 report, archaeologists describe a massive canoe found at Pinellas County's Weedon Island. Updated information from Weedon Island website: "archaeologists and volunteers excavated an ancient dugout canoe from the shoreline of Weedon Island Preserve. The canoe was first discovered by a local resident in 2001....Radiocarbon testing yielded a date of AD 690 – 1010. The makers of the canoe are considered to belong to the Manasota culture, a prehistoric Native American people who hunted and fished the bay, leaving shell mounds along the coast."
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Dudley, Bill, "Weedon Island's Ancient Dugout Canoe" (2008). Florida Humanities Audio Archive. 169.