The Vero Ice Age site is the most extensive Paleoindian excavation currently underway in all of North America.
Our discovery of a human artifact from 11,000 years ago positively demonstrates the contemporaneous presence of humans and late Pleistocene animals at the Vero site while the concentration of so many kinds of burned materials resting on a 14,000 year layer suggests that people had a fire and were cooking in a campsite farther back into the Pleistocene.
The Vero Ice Age project continues to produce data that will change our understanding of the Ice Age, including the culture of early inhabitants and the cause of animal and plant extinction, and map the envirnment of 15,000 years ago.
"We confidently expect, at the very least, to be able, ultimately, to etch in much sharper relief, the interrelationship of human, animal and plant populations upon this once highly controversial part of the ancient Florida landscape." Dr. James Adovasio, Principle Investigator of the Vero Dig.