Egyption era RA II reed boat reconstruction of the 1970 Thor Heyerdahl expedition.
SYND 18/5/70 THOR HEYERDAHL LAUNCHES RA II REED BOAT
Reed Boat Builders of Lake Titicaca
Reed boats and rafts, along with dugout canoes and other rafts, are among the oldest known types of boats. Often used as traditional fishing boats, they are still used in a few places around the world, though they have generally been replaced with planked boats. Reed boats can be distinguished from reed rafts, since reed boats are usually waterproofed with some form of tar. As well as boats and rafts, small floating islands have also been constructed from reeds.