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OLD VERO ICE AGE SITES COMMITTEE INC

OLD VERO ICE AGE SITES COMMITTEE IN...
CROWDRISE : Dec 05, 2014
Tax ID: 27-3101937
BASED: Vero Beach, FL, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://www.oviasc.org

OLD VERO ICE AGE SITES COMMI...

Ice Age Sites in FL

Our mission is to educate the public about significant Ice Age sites in Indian River County (FL), coordinate scientific excavation and study of these sites by creating projects in Community Archaeology, and raise funds for these projects.

In 2014 OVIASC (the Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee) partnered with Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute (MAI) to excavate the famous “Old Vero Man Site” in Vero Beach, Florida, where in 1915 over 100 human bones and bone pieces were found with extinct mammal fossils. News of these finds at the time made the site immediately known worldwide, but was controversial as there was disbelief man inhabited North America during or at the end of the Ice Age.

After the formation of OVIASC in 2010 to raise scientific interest and funding for a new, modern excavation, the first new dig season ran from Jan. to June 2014.  After initial analysis done on the new findings from that work, Dr. James Adovasio, Director of MAI  stated “….We have established that there was a human presence at that location about 13,000 or 14,000 years ago. Making it one of the oldest terrestrial, that is to say non-water submerged localities, in the entire American southeast and certainly one of the oldest in Florida by a substantial margin....There is a buried soil surface there that's over 19,000 years old. If, as it has in the Chesapeake Bay, it producues cultural material, this will be one of the oldest locations in all of North or South America...."

Our 2nd season of excavation began January 5, 2015 and OVIASC needs to raise its portion of this years expenses to continue the work at this famous site. In addition, funds for completion of the excavation in 2016 and the building of an exhibit to properly showcase this remarkable piece of Florida and US history.

Tax ID: 27-3101937 • http://www.oviasc.org

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