Radiocarbon dating of a dugout boat discovered in Angkor indicates it was from the 13th century.
Tests confirm Angkor boat made in 1207 AD
Phnom Penh Post, 27 June 2016
Boat Estimated to be 800 Years Old
Khmer Times, 27 June 2016
A boat unearthed at a construction site in Siem Reap’s Angkor Thom district in April was made in 1207 AD, according to carbon dating results announced on Friday.
The 809-year-old vessel was carved from a single tree trunk during the reign of King Jayavarman VII.
Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal said the results, produced by a radio carbon dating lab in New Zealand, were announced at the biannual meeting of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor.
“I believe this is the oldest boat that has been found so far,” Kosal said.