The boat was found washed up along the Indian River on Florida's east coast. The person who found it said he contacted the Florida State Dept of Historical Resources, and they sent archeologists to check out the canoe. I have not heard anything about its authenticity, but it appears to be a legit artifact. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History, dugout canoes range in date from a few hundred years old to well over 6,000 years, showing the significance of Florida’s long aquatic cultural heritage. More information, including what to do if you find a dugout canoe, can be found on their [website](https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/flarch/what-do-if-you-find-dugout-canoe/
It needs to be carbon dated, that would tell you how old it is. But honestly, it doesn't look that old. Certainly not 8000 years. It wouldn't look like that.
It looks like it could have been made with a combination of powertools and hammers and chisels over the weekend. Have you tried contacting National Geographic?
Spoiler alert, it was actually made by primitive technology guy. He's already messing with archaeologists
Rose are red
Violets are Blue
I can carbon-date a kayak
They date back that far, but could also be made much much more recently.
Except this looks 8 and not 8,000 years old.
Would Australian Aborigines not have used them before that?
Probably from a refugee fleeing a different country.
Would be surprising to find out it was a 8000 year old log in such great condition.
Basically an expert, have to deal with small scale wood every morning.
Either that oar some guy with spare time made it. Hasn't carbon dating been proven to be wildly unreliable?