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Boatbuilder faces unique challenge

A boatbuilder is being challenged to recreate the oldest vessel ever found in western Europe, dating to around 2000 B.C.

The prehistoric boat will be built to scale using ancient tools such as bronze axes at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, England, as part of a collaborative project devised by the University of Exeter.

Professor Robert Van de Noort of the University of Exeter is one of the world's leading experts in Bronze Age sewn-plank boats. The Bronze Age sewn-plank boats are unique to Cornwall, England and Wales.

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