Millennia-old canoe discovered in museum hallway

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  1. 1vw2go

  2. wysinwyg

    There are tons of interesting archaeological and paleontological discoveries that were found, catalogued, and then forgotten in various storerooms, hallways, etc. Sometimes they are rediscovered and found to be very significant discoveries that have been ignored for a long time. This is one of those stories and this is why the "museum hallway" part is a significant part of the story.

    Finding cool stuff in forgotten storage rooms is, to me, an interesting part of science. It's legitimate to report on it I'm pretty sure.

  3. Brainspore

    I've got an old inflatable raft taking up space in my garage if anyone wants to carbon-date it.

  4. PrestonSturges

    The hallway was an important trade route for the Mesoamerican Mound Builders, who traveled by water from the museum gift shop ATM to the vending machines in the break room.

  5. SpunkyTWS

    This reminds me of the "My Favorite Museum Exhibit" series of posts, which remains one of my favorite things ever on BoingBoing, and that's setting the bar pretty high.

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