Cooper River Canoe


Native American communities in South Carolina have been invited to participate in a Consultation Event regarding the conservation of a fragmentary waterlogged Cooper River Dugout Canoe on May 20th and 21st, 2021. The dugout canoe has been carbon dated to 4170 years old (+/- 60). The conservation plan will be proposed and reviewed as well as the formation of an advisory board made up of Native American leaders to address any questions that may arise throughout the project.

The WLCC recognizes the rights of the Native American communities of South Carolina “to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property over such cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions” (as defined in Article 31 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). Further information and news on this project will come soon after this event.



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