By Rody L. Johnson
"A attention-grabbing recounting of the early discovery of a Paleolithic human and the problems that have been engendered via a variety of opposing clinical 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"Since the site's discovery some time past, the whole tale of the outdated Vero website hasn't ever been told.
This is an informative and unique account of this notable website 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 reworked right into a very readable narrative, a complete century of collected wisdom in regards to the learn, controversy, and interest surrounding the previous Vero archaeological site."--Barbara A. Purdy, writer of Florida's humans over the last Ice Age
"An enticing account of the 1st Paleoindian web site came upon in japanese North America."--Robert S. Carr, writer of Digging Miami
"Johnson skillfully weaves a story of prehistoric lifestyles in Florida with the 100-year seek to appreciate that lengthy misplaced international on the Vero Site."--Andy Hemmings, Florida Atlantic University
In 1916, to the surprise of the clinical neighborhood and the area at huge, a Florida geologist came upon 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 USA 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 purely 6,000 years in the past. His declare was once snubbed via the head scientists of his day, he used to be 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 interesting 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 US just before formerly inspiration. The cranium, even if, used to be by no means recovered, and lots of humans started to ask yourself: What precisely had Sellards chanced on at Vero? And what else will be buried there?
One hundred years after the 1st Vero discovery, development plans threatened to hide up the mythical dig web site, and a band of voters 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 proof to point a continuing human profession of the positioning for a number of thousand years. sooner than the most recent excavations an etching on a bone in all probability 13,000 years outdated was once stumbled on which may be the oldest piece of paintings in the USA. 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 right here? This ebook attracts readers into the previous, current, and way forward for some of 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