In the following excerpt from an article in the TribLive News "Fla. area set to eclipse Meadowcroft as oldest site of human habitation" By Rick Wills Staff Reporter, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, 10:48 p.m., Dr. James Adovasio was quoted....
".......Workers with the Indian River Farms Co. digging a canal in 1913 found human skeletal remains near Vero Beach, along with skeletons of extinct mammoths, mastodons, giant saber-tooth tigers and bear-sized sloths.
State geologist Dr. E.H. Sellards examined the bones, and Adovasio said he correctly estimated the age of the site.
“It's taken more than 100 years, but we now know that Sellards was right,” he said.
Today's rigorous excavation protocols and new technology enabled investigators to proceed with a precise understanding of the site's geology — an advantage Sellards did not have, Adovasio said....."
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