Pesse

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Pesse
Coordinates: 52°46′18″N 6°27′2″E / 52.77167°N 6.45056°E / 52.77167; 6.45056
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceDrenthe
MunicipalityHoogeveen
Population
 (1 november 2004)
1,800

Pesse is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is located in the municipality of Hoogeveen.[1]

The village is mainly known for the Pesse canoe, believed to be the world's oldest known boat. Carbon dating indicates that the boat was constructed during the early mesolithic period between 8040 BCE and 7510 BCE.[2] It is currently housed in the Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands. The canoe was found during the construction of the nearby A28.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.
  2. ^ "Oudste bootje ter wereld kon werkelijk varen". Leeuwarder Courant (in Dutch). ANP. 12 April 2001. Retrieved December 4, 2011.

Coordinates: 52°46′18.02″N 6°27′10.13″E / 52.7716722°N 6.4528139°E / 52.7716722; 6.4528139