An ancient canoe, once thought to date back to the 1700s, is actually almost 1,000 years old, according to radiocarbon tests conducted by archaeologists. The dugout canoe has been in a display case at the Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association museum in Minnesota for 46 years before testing revealed it was actually made sometime between 1025 and 1165. "It was a total shock. It's been kind of in a background display; not much was made of it," said museum President Russ Ferrin, who noted that the canoe will now have a place of prominence.
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