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Florida Prehistoric Canoe Recovered, Day of the Dead Altar

(1) Working quickly without heavy equipment to avoid damage to the artifact, archaeologists excavate a thousand-year-old forty-foot wooden canoe from the sandy shore of an island in Tampa Bay.  Submitted by Pinellas County Communications.  (2) Dr. David Carrasco of Harvard University’s Peabody Museum explains the essential elements of a Day of the Dead altar, by which Mexican families honor their beloved dead.  Held each year on November 1-2, this ancient festival combines Aztec and Spanish motifs.




Produced in 2011 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Copyright 2011 by Archaeological Legacy Institute



Web links:

The Day of the Dead (azcentral.com)

Florida Public Archaeology Network

Peabody Museum

Pinellas County Communications