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Re: Rigid Frame History -10,000 yrs old

: Part of a reindeer antler recognized as from a skin boat was found
: in Husum, Germany and has been dated to the Ahrensburg Culture
: of the 9th millenium BC. It has been suggested as part of one of
: the rigid frames of a 2 frame skin boat.
: In the book 'Conway's Earliest Ships', it is suggested being very
: close to the origins of boatbuilding at 10,000 - 11,000 years
: ago.

Original skin boats with traditional construction and fuselage skin boats arn't quite the same other than being covered with a skin.

Bill H.