Updated: 1/27/2021

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  • The kayak (also known as qajaq) was invented around 10-15 thousand years ago after people first settled in what is now known as North America. (We're talking about the first people to set foot here).
  • It was based on a design from Siberia called an umiak this looked like a kayak but it had an open top and wasn't suited for hunting, nor was it suitable for open water, these shortcomings are believed to be what drove the development of the kayak.
  • now almost 15 thousand years later the kayak is the most popular watercraft in the world.