Viking Age “stokkebåter” found in Norwegian lake

A pair of “stokkebåter” (tree trunk hollowed canoes) have been discovered in the inland Junger Lake by Øvre Eiker, Norway. This is the second time that pair of these boats/canoes have been found in the lake. The boats/canoes are similar to those known from other civilizations around the world, and the basic construct is still used in parts of the world today.

It is known that that there were at least a couple of settlements and the lake, and so it is presumed that they were used for activities such as transport and fishing. Interestingly ore has been found on an island in situated in the lake, and so getting to it and mining it may have been one of the uses of the boats.

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