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Press Releases 2010-2013

PRESS RELEASE  Nov. 26, 2013

WHAT: The Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee (OVIASC) and Mercyhurst Archaeology Institute (MIA) at Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pa., will sign an agreement for excavation at the Old Vero Man site, one of the most prominent Ice Age sites in North America.

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 2, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Indian River County Board of County Commissioners Chambers, County Administration Building A, 1801 27th St., Vero Beach, Fl.

Details -  http://www.oviasc.org/PRESS-RELEASE-Nov-26-2013.html

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DATE: March 29, 2013 - Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee (OVIASC) has invited famed archaeologist Dr. James Adovasio, founder and director of Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute to present “Dig Old Vero: Challenges and Possibilities,” at its fundraiser at Emerson Center on Friday April 12, at 7:00 p.m.  A display of Florida fossils will open at 6 p.m. More details http://theemersoncenter.org/


DATE: January 10, 2013 - Members of the Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committe joined archaeologist Andy Hemmings, Thomas J. Gamble, president of Mercyhurst University, and Jim Avadasio, director of the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute at the Old Vero Site. Read full release here.

DATE: February 13, 2012 - Dr. Dennis J. Stanford will speak at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach at 7 p.m., Feb. 16. Dr. Stanford is Director of the Smithsonian's PaleoIndian/Paleoecology Program and evaluated James Kennedy's engraved bone. He is expected to be one of the key scientists involved in the OVIASC "Big Dig". Click here for an archived copy (pdf) of the story as it appeared in the Vero Beach Press Journal, or visit the TCPalm website.


DATE: February 10, 2012 - Group clears second hurdle needed to excavate Old Vero Ice Age site. The Indian River Farms Water Control District approves the use of ground penetrating radar to examine the Old Vero site. Click here for archived copy (pdf of the story written by Janet Begley as it appeared in the Vero Beach Press Journal, or visit the TCPalm website.


DATE: February 8, 2012 - Water control board to provide feedback on proposed fossil dig near Vero Beach airport. OVIASC will ask the Indian River Farms Water Control District to approve the exploration of District property. Click here for archived copy (pdf) of the story written by Janet Begley as it appeared in the Vero Beach Press Journal, or visit the TCPalm website.

DATE: February 6, 2012 - Group seeks permission to excavate for fossils near Vero Beach Municipal Airport: Vero Beach City Council will vote Tuesday to decide whether the OVIASC will get temporary use of airport land for exploration.  Click here for archived copy (pdf) of the story written by Janet Begley as it appeared in the Vero Beach Press Journal, or visit the TCPalm website.

Date: October 1, 2011 - Thumb up: Smithsonian scientists taking seriously the discovery of a fossilized bone found in Vero Beach. Click here for archived copy (pdf) of the editorial as it appeared in the Vero Beach Press Journal, or visit the TCPalm website.

DATE: January 25, 2011 - Archeologist to speak in Vero Beach. The public is invited to hear Dr. Rachel Wentz, Director of the East Central Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network speak this weekend, Sunday, Jan, 23rd, 2011 in Vero Beach on the History of Archaeology in Florida. Her presentation is part of the monthly meeting of the Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee. (Read full release here)


DATE: November 18, 2010 - Vero Man High School Sand Project. A University excavation of the famous Vero Man site is still in the future, but this winter and spring local students will be getting some experience in discovery methods used by professional scientists. The Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee (OVIASC) and science teacher Rose Gaines of the Charter High School have arranged with the City of Vero Beach to examine soil that may contain fossils and other material. The purpose of the project is to teach students techniques that can be used to find fossils. (Read full release here)

                                                

 

 

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