Dugout canoes are among the oldest types of boats in the world. They were already used 8,000 years ago in the Stone Age, but are still in use today in many regions of the world. Through their use, rivers and lakes no longer represented insurmountable obstacles. Man became more mobile.
Age: um 1200 n. Chr. Middle Ages
Middle Ages: The beginning of the Middle Ages is generally equated with the end of the migration of peoples in Europe, which came to a halt at about the end of the 5th or beginning of the 6th century AD, and the concomitant collapse of the Western Roman Empire. The Middle Ages stood between antiquity and modern times and are characterised by the confluence of Christian and ancient as well as Celtic, Germanic and Slavic developments. With the Renaissance and the Reformation, the modern era began at the latest at the beginning of the 16th century.