Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee

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2012 News

Date: November 15, 2012 by Janet Begley TCPalm – Drilling expected to resume Friday at Old Vero Man site

Vero Beach - A broken seal on a hydraulically-powered core sampling machine cut short the first day of work at the Old Vero Man site in Vero Beach on Thursday. The machine, called a Geo-probe, had just retrieved its fourth sample of strata from a spot behind the County Administration Building near the canal when the drilling had to be stopped for the day. Read more:  http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/nov/15/drilling-expected-to-resume-friday-at-old-vero/


Date: September 23, 2012 By Janet Begley TCPalm - Excavation at Old Vero Man site could start as early as January


VERO BEACH — If all goes well this week in meetings with the city of Vero Beach and the Indian River Farms Water Control District, excavation at the Old Vero Man site in Vero Beach might start as early as January.Archeologist C. Andrew Hemmings from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa., told members of the Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee Sunday that scientists are ready to get started as soon as more information, funding and permits are available. Read more: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/sep/23/excavation-at-old-vero-man-site-could-start-as/?partner=RSS


Date: September 7, 2012 by Meagan Perle Hometown News - Vero man site to be revisited

VERO BEACH - Decades after the Vero Beach Man site was originally discovered and just three years after a man found an extinct elephant bone, archaeologists have decided to revisit the archaeological site to find lost animal and human bones from the end of the ice age. Read more: http://www.myhometownnews.net/index.php?id=96566


Date: August 22, 2012  By Ed Bierschenk -  Noted archaeologist hired to help investigate, raise funds in excavation of Ice Age site in Vero Beach

VERO BEACH — Dick Kerr hopes the hiring of a well-known archaeologist will help spur enthusiasm and fundraising to start excavation this winter of a historically significant site near the Indian River County Administration Building, by Aviation Boulevard and U.S. 1. READ more:



Date: June 24, 2012 By Janet Begley TCPalm - Niece recalls uncle who played key role in 'Vero Man' discovery

VERO BEACH — Although she doesn't have any bones of "Vero Man" to show, Sue Kennedy Holbrook has plenty of memories of her uncle Frank Ayers, one of the early discoverers of bones along the Main Canal in Vero Beach. READ more:



 Date: May 4, 2012 by Rikki Klaus WPTV - Group plans excavation at 'Vero Man' site, says $75,000 needed to start digging
VERO BEACH, Fla. - Susan Grandpierre stretched her arms wide, as she described, "Ground sloths 12 feet tall and mammoths 15 feet tall!"

The Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee chairwoman gets excited when she describes the massive creatures that once roamed Vero Beach some 13,000 years ago.

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_indian_river_county/vero_beach/group-to-search-for-ice-age-fossils-at-vero-man-site-says-75000-needed-to-start-digging#ixzz27gqI2wi6


Date: May 3, 2012 ScienceDaily  - Early North Americans Lived With Extinct Giant Beasts, Study Shows

 A new University of Florida study that determined the age of skeletal remains provides evidence humans reached the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age and lived alongside giant extinct mammals. READ more:



Date: April 29, 2012 By Janet Begley TCPalm - Two possible excavation spots revealed at Old Vero Man site

VERO BEACH — Results from a ground penetrating radar survey conducted in March at the Old Vero Man site in Vero Beach show there may be two areas worth excavating. Read more:



Date: April 5, 2012 by Janet Begley TCPalm - Radar survey may reveal additional excavation opportunities at Old Vero Man site

VERO BEACH — There may be undisturbed places to excavate at the Old Vero Man site when results from a ground-penetrating radar survey are available at the end of April. Read more:



Date: March 18, 2012 by J.G. Wallace TCPalm Mobile - Archaeologist: Other Ice Age art likely at Vero Beach site

VERO BEACH — Noted British archaeologist and Ice Age art expert Paul Bahn came to Indian River County to examine the carved fossil bone found in Vero Beach in 2009 that is the only Pleistocene era artifact of its kind found in North America. Read more:



Date: March 7, 2012 by Janet Begley TCPalm - Team to use ground-penetrating radar to search Old Vero Man site at Vero Beach Municipal Airport

VERO BEACH— A team from Mnemotrix Systems Inc. in College Point, Texas, will be in Vero Beach on March 16 to begin testing at the Old Vero Man site, now that the Vero Beach Municipal Airport has issued a license agreement to the Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee. Read more:





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