A 4,year-old log boat is among 12 early Bronze Age, Iron Age and medieval craft that have been located in Lough Corrib, along with several Viking-style battle axes and other weapons. The vessels were discovered by marine surveyor Capt Trevor Northage while mapping the western lake to update British admiralty charts. Investigative dives were subsequently carried out last summer by the underwater archaeology unit UAU of the National Monuments Service, and radiocarbon dating of samples was then conducted. Annaghkeen log boat The oldest of the vessels located, the 4,year-old Annaghkeen log boat, had already been lying on the bed of Lough Corrib for 3, years when the Vikings arrived, Capt Northage has pointed out. The 12m vessel is almost identical to the Lurgan log boat found in ; and the Carrowneden boat found near Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, in
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Other items that were found include several battle axes and other weapons. The ancient items were discovered by Captain Trevor Northage, a marine surveyor mapping the lake to update British admiralty charts. The 4,year-old log boat settled into the mud when it sank and was covered over time. A mixture of organic sediment and lake water assisted in the preservation process. Even the seats in the boats are preserved. The weapons, including bronze spearheads and a rare wooden spear, have been recovered for conservation by the National Museum. As yet, there are no plans to raise the boats.
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