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What’s Canoe with Us? An Update on the Wisconsin Dugout Canoe Survey
When this project began in 2018, the Wisconsin Historical Society knew of 11 dugout canoes in the state. As a result of intensive efforts to contact local museums and historical societies across the state, and through diving expeditions, we have identified and documented more than 40 dugouts from around Wisconsin. We present preliminary results of the survey, including analyses of canoe size, style, raw material, and age, to show similarities and differences in dugouts through time and across space. Our efforts to document the dugouts include photogrammetry and handheld LiDAR to construct 3D models of the canoes. Together with the quantitative and qualitative data on each dugout, the results of this project will enhance the accessibility of these uncommon objects for scholars and the public, raise awareness of the importance of curating even fragmentary wooden canoes, and enhance our understanding of construction technology and use of dugout canoes.

Jan 12, 2023 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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