Fishing boat in Maiduguri
By Rabiu Sani
Hajia Aisha Jidda, a curator on the National Museum, Maiduguri, has referred to as for additional research on the eight,000 year-old Dafuna canoe found in Yobe State.
Jidda instructed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Maiduguri that this would supply in depth mental clarification about African civilization.
“It is the oldest boat; it’s eight, 000 plus or minus 100 years and this was accomplished by way of radio-carbon relationship by two respected universities in Germany that’s eight, 100 or 7, 900 years previous. It is the oldest of its sort in Africa and the third on this planet.
“You can imagined that if in Africa we will have one thing like this we have to protect it.
“Professionals like engineers, botanists, geographers and specialists in different fields would capable of perform analysis on the applied sciences concerned and take a look at the composition of the kind of wooden that the canoe was made up.
“You can imagine something beneath the ground to stay that long period of time without decay”.
NAN studies that Dufuna canoe was found in 1987 by a Fulani herdsman whereas digging a properly at Dufuna village in Fune Local Government Area of Yobe State.
Radiocarbon relationship research of pattern of charcoal discovered close to the location dates the canoe at between eight, 000 and eight, 500 years-old. The research additionally linked the location to Lake Chad.
It is the oldest boat to be found in Africa, and the third oldest on this planet.
The antiquity is at the moment been preserved on the National Museum, Damaturu.
Jidda pressured that the research may result in additional discovery across the Lake Chad basin and offers extra details about the individuals inhibiting the area.
Jidda decried the poor angle of Nigerians to artefacts, cultural values and traditions, noting that complete research of the antiquities may present resolution to issues bedevilling the continent.