- May 2011
- Rural Australia
It would be only reasonable to expect that during the precolonial time, such canoes had the capacity to connect the tribal societies associated with parts of river systems over great geographical areas. See the Australian river map at post # 15." The canoes were used to transport goods and people, including surveyors and explorers, stock, feed and food.
Canoe - Wikipedia
Constructed between 8200 and 7600 BC, and found in the Netherlands, the Pesse canoe may be the oldest known canoe. Excavations in Denmark reveal the use of dugouts and paddles during the Ertebølle period, (c. 5300–3950 BC). Australian Aboriginal people made canoes using a variety of materials, including bark and hollowed out tree trunks.