Goodbye to 500 Year Old Canoe

Back in February, we told you that fragments of a 500 year old dugout canoe found near Parris Island, South Carolina, arrived at the MAC Lab for treatment in our vacuum freeze dryer. Conservators have now completed the treatment of the canoe pieces. After packing them carefully for transport, conservators waved goodbye as archaeologists from Parris Island whisked it away home… South Carolina has plans to reconstruct the canoe and put it on display at the Parris Island Museum, a museum that focuses on the history of the island from prehistory through the present.

Canoe fragments after vacuum freeze drying.

Bye bye canoe…bye bye.


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