The Future of Tech, News and making sense of it all!

Monday, December 24, 2012

World's Oldest Wooden Water Wells Discovered

This is the sort of thing I have on my bucket list.. to be able to travel to these places that are newly discovered that hold so much of the worlds history.
Shared via feedly // published on Slashdot // visit site
World's Oldest Wooden Water Wells Discovered
An anonymous reader writes "Researchers have discovered four wooden water wells in the Greater Leipzig region, Germany, which are believed to be the oldest known timber constructions in the world. A team of experts led by Willy Tegel and Dr. Dietrich Hakelberg from the Institute of Forest Growth of the University of Freiburg, Germany, uncovered the wells built during the early Neolithic period between the years 5206 and 5098 B.C." The (quite short) paper itself, and some cool pictures of the artifacts, are freely available.

Share on Google+

Read more of this story at Slashdot.