By Rody L. Johnson
"A attention-grabbing recounting of the early discovery of a Paleolithic human and the problems that have been engendered via numerous opposing medical perspectives of the validity of the invention and its analysis."--Dennis Stanford, coauthor of Across Atlantic Ice: The starting place of America's Clovis Culture
"Since the site's discovery some time past, the entire tale of the previous Vero web site hasn't ever been told.
This is an informative and enjoyable account of this awesome website and its background in American archaeology."--Thomas D. Dillehay, writer of The cost of the Americas: a brand new Prehistory
"Johnson has completely investigated, and remodeled right into a very readable narrative, a complete century of accrued wisdom in regards to the examine, controversy, and interest surrounding the previous Vero archaeological site."--Barbara A. Purdy, writer of Florida's humans over the past Ice Age
"An enticing account of the 1st Paleoindian website chanced on in japanese North America."--Robert S. Carr, writer of Digging Miami
"Johnson skillfully weaves a story of prehistoric existence in Florida with the 100-year seek to appreciate that lengthy misplaced global on the Vero Site."--Andy Hemmings, Florida Atlantic University
In 1916, to the surprise of the clinical group and the area at huge, a Florida geologist came across human is still combined with the bones of prehistoric animals in a Vero seashore canal and proclaimed that people had lived in North the US because the Ice Age. those new findings by means of Elias Sellards flew within the face of triumphing knowledge, which held that people first got here to the continent in simple terms 6,000 years in the past. His declare was once snubbed by way of the head scientists of his day, he was once laughed out of the kingdom, Vero's status declined, and the cranium Sellards found--famously referred to as "Vero guy "--was lost.
An Ice Age Mystery tells the tale of Sellards's intriguing locate and the debate it sparked. within the years that undefined, different archaeological discoveries and the increase of radiocarbon relationship validated that people did arrive in North the US prior to formerly suggestion. The cranium, despite the fact that, used to be by no means recovered, and plenty of humans started to ask yourself: What precisely had Sellards came across at Vero? And what else may be buried there?
One hundred years after the 1st Vero discovery, development plans threatened to hide up the mythical dig website, and a band of electorate and archaeologists protested. Excavations have been reopened. Archaeologists exposed 14,000-year-old burnt mammal bones and charcoal, symptoms of a human presence, and located extra facts to point a continuing human career of the positioning for numerous thousand years. sooner than the newest excavations an etching on a bone very likely 13,000 years outdated used to be came across that may be the oldest piece of artwork in the United States. Sellards have been correct all along.
Many questions nonetheless stay. Who have been those humans? the place did they arrive from? and the way did they get the following? This publication attracts readers into the previous, current, and way forward for essentially the most old discoveries in American archaeology.
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