By Rody L. Johnson
"A interesting recounting of the early discovery of a Paleolithic human and the problems that have been engendered by way of numerous opposing medical perspectives of the validity of the invention and its analysis."--Dennis Stanford, coauthor of Across Atlantic Ice: The beginning 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 web site and its heritage 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narrative, a complete century of amassed wisdom concerning the study, controversy, and interest surrounding the outdated Vero archaeological site."--Barbara A. Purdy, writer of Florida's humans over the last Ice Age
"An attractive account of the 1st Paleoindian web site stumbled 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 medical group and the area at huge, a Florida geologist stumbled on human continues to be combined with the bones of prehistoric animals in a Vero seashore canal and proclaimed that people had lived in North the United States because the Ice Age. those new findings through Elias Sellards flew within the face of triumphing knowledge, which held that people first got here to the continent simply 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 nation, Vero's popularity declined, and the cranium Sellards found--famously often called "Vero guy "--was lost.
An Ice Age Mystery tells the tale of Sellards's fascinating locate and the debate it sparked. within the years that undefined, different archaeological discoveries and the increase of radiocarbon courting validated that people did arrive in North the USA just before formerly inspiration. The cranium, notwithstanding, was once by no means recovered, and lots of humans started to ask yourself: What precisely had Sellards stumbled on at Vero? And what else could be buried there?
One hundred years after the 1st Vero discovery, building plans threatened to hide up the mythical dig web site, and a band of electorate and archaeologists protested. Excavations have been reopened. Archaeologists exposed 14,000-year-old burnt mammal bones and charcoal, indicators of a human presence, and located extra facts to point a continuing human career of the location for a number of thousand years. ahead of the most recent excavations an etching on a bone potentially 13,000 years previous used to be found that may be the oldest piece of artwork in the US. 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 e-book attracts readers into the previous, current, and way forward for essentially the most ancient discoveries in American archaeology.
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An Ice Age Mystery: Unearthing the Secrets of the Old Vero Site by Rody L. Johnson