Dufuna canoe

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Dufuna canoe is an 8500 year old canoe discovered by a Fulani herdsman in Nigeria in 1987, near the village of Dufuna in the Fune Local Government Area, not far from the Komadugu Gana River.[1][2] It is the oldest boat to be discovered in Africa, and the second oldest known worldwide.

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  1. ^ Garba, Abubakar (1996) "The architecture and chemistry of a dug-out: the Dufuna Canoe in ethno-archaeological perspective" Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs, 268 (8): 193–200.
  2. ^ (16 September 2002). Dufuna Canoe: A Bridge Across 8,000 Years, Daily Trust (All Africa Global Media via COMTEX)