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7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Macsjebs(m): 2:03pm On Feb 08
Archaeologists have discovered a 7,000-year-old Neolithic well in eastern Europe, which they believe is the oldest wooden structure in the world.

The square well was built with oak by farmers around 5256 B.C., according to researchers who pinpointed its origin after analyzing the tree rings in the wood, which is the scientific method known as dendrochronology. The well's age makes it the oldest dendrochronologically dated archaeological wooden construction worldwide, according to the researchers in the Czech Republic.

"The well was only preserved because it had been underwater for centuries. Now we cannot let it dry out, or the well would be destroyed," Karol Bayer of the University of Pardubice's Department of Restoration said in a press release.

Researchers are developing a process to dry the wood and preserve it without deformation using sugar to reinforce the wood's cellular structure.

"It is interesting that the corner posts were made of previously felled trunks, namely from the trunk which had been cut in the autumn or winter 5259 B.C. or the winter of early 5258 B.C.," said Michal Rybníček of the Department of Wood Science at Mendel University.

Measuring 140 cm (56 inches) in height and with an 80 by 80 cm (32 by 32 inches) square base, the well was found last year during construction of the D35 motorway near Ostrov, Czech Republic. Researchers published their findings in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

Its design shines a light on technical skills that researchers didn't think Neolithic people possessed.

"The design consists of grooved corner posts with inserted planks. This type of construction reveals advanced technical know-how and, till now, is the only known type from this region and time period," the authors wrote.

According to experts, the well indicates that whoever built it was able to process the surface of felled trunks with utmost precision, given that they only had tools made of stone, bone, horn, or wood.

"The shape of the individual structural elements and tool marks preserved on their surface confirm sophisticated carpentry skills," the authors wrote.

It is the third well from the early Neolithic period found in the Czech Republic in the past four years.
Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/04/europe/wooden-well-oldest-czech-republic-scli-intl-scn/index.html

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by NwaAmaikpe: 9:38pm On Feb 08
shocked




If it was in Africa, I'd have claimed it was dug by my paternal greatest great great grand father for his mistress.
Because that man really did very foolish things for women.

But it seems everyday brings a clearer realization that the age of Jesus and the creation of the earth as detailed by the bible is just like another APC propaganda.

Is religion just a myth.
How old is the earth?
It will be a shame if we die and realize there is no afterlife and that we lived our lives in vain because of religion.

What if all we've ever thought we knew about a god is a lie.
What if there are no virgins waiting for us at the other side for killing infidels?
What if there is no city of Gold?
What if there is no judgement day?
What if we were lied to, to instil fear in us and make us conform?

What if?
What if?
We may never know, but just like the cowards say, it is better to err on the side of caution.

Great are your works oh Lord.

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Sunofgod(m): 9:38pm On Feb 08
Rubbish.....shows how far backwards the europeans were when compared to egypt.

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by GeneralPula: 9:38pm On Feb 08
cool

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by CAPSLOCKED: 9:38pm On Feb 08
I'M HERE TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS STRUCTURE EXISTED BEFORE ADAM AND EVE.... APPARENTLY MADE BY "FARMERS" WHO CREATED THEMSELVES AND EXISTED BEFORE YAHWEH CREATED THE EARTH. grin

sKeLeTuN!!

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Germi9: 9:38pm On Feb 08
Hmmmm

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Echelle(m): 9:38pm On Feb 08
Well of life

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Chosen1984(m): 9:38pm On Feb 08
Wawoooo
Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Petersuenos: 9:38pm On Feb 08
Nice but how did they know it has lasted that long?

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Theta1: 9:38pm On Feb 08
Ok
Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by sheungeek(m): 9:38pm On Feb 08
ok
Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Nwodosis(m): 9:38pm On Feb 08
History not in our curriculum to avoid the genocide of the past being told.

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by gift2xl: 9:38pm On Feb 08
OK.

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by BayernMunich: 9:39pm On Feb 08
They are lairs
Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by mzeefitz(m): 9:39pm On Feb 08
Later, they will discover another one
And will now tag that one another heading...
These people sef

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by nepapole(m): 9:39pm On Feb 08
Wow
Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by specialbobby(m): 9:39pm On Feb 08
Wow
Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by emmabest2000(m): 9:39pm On Feb 08
7,000 years bawoo

Ndiocha unu ana afojika.... grin

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by specialmati(m): 9:39pm On Feb 08
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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by NeoWanZaeed: 9:39pm On Feb 08
So?

What's the big deal
Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Oladele2393(m): 9:40pm On Feb 08
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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Offpoint: 9:40pm On Feb 08
Archaeologist be digging until they dig and discover what will put them in trouble.

Whatever time buried, let it remain buried.

There's a place like that in my village strangers and women aren't allowed to go in there, in fact only those with royal blood and few selected families are allowed into that place. I wish I can say things I saw there, that's when I knew there are a lot of shît hidden under the sun.

There's a fish in my village stream that has been there since before my great great grannies were born.... shît still there till date.

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Franzinni: 9:40pm On Feb 08
Old wood well ...well!

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:40pm On Feb 08
Noted for historical purposes!

#ThatsAll

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by mascot87(m): 9:40pm On Feb 08
See all of them up their saying "wao"," so","hmm", no one saying anything reasonable. undecided

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by Holamilekan97(m): 9:40pm On Feb 08
Kini gbogbo eleyi bayi kẹ grin grin

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by koyeni(m): 9:40pm On Feb 08
sad
Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by smellingpussy442: 9:40pm On Feb 08
is not up to that date biko

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Re: 7,000-Year-Old Well In Eastern Europe, Oldest Wooden Structure Ever Discovered by AlhajiImam: 9:40pm On Feb 08
One of the beautiful creations of Allah

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