Some such boats, which were often used to ferry cargo from place to place, date back to the Neolithic era.
Over the years, I found around 30 shipwrecks between Chinchorro Bank and Alacranes—they all have a different history and are named after the artifacts that have been found there.
The vessel may have been capable of carrying up to 100 tonnes of cargo.
Underwater archaeologists also found four other shipwrecks dating from several different historical periods.
Researchers are probing the forest to see if humans ever lived there.
The shipwreck was discovered by an international team of scientists and engineers in collaboration with the Colombian Navy.
The search was funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
"Seeing a 7,000-year-old site that is so well preserved in the Gulf of Mexico is awe inspiring."
One coin in particular could be worth up to $100,000.
The Dutch ship was carrying contraband when it sank.
Since the 1920s, pottery spanning thousands of years has turned up in Lake Biwaka. Archaeologist don't know why.
You'd think people would have noticed earlier.