Ice Age excavation urged for Vero Beach, Florida

Published on March 8th, 2010 | by Admin


Scientists are hoping to launch a full excavation into Vero Beach’s Ice Age history.

The city is one of a few places in the United States where human skeletal remains apparently have been found with bones of now extinct animals ā€” indicating they lived together here from 11,000 to 13,000 years ago, archaeological researcher Tom Stafford of Colorado said during a press conference at the Emerson Center.

Also, an amateur collector found a just-as-old bone near here with an etching of a mammoth on it, said Richard Hulbert, a paleontologist with the Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville.

It is presumed to be the oldest known art object of its type found in the New World, the researcher said.

ā€œIā€™d like to have that (an image of it) flying on a flag outside the museum,ā€ Hulbert said.

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