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Smithsonian does not dispute authenticity of archaeological find in Vero Beach [13K old]
Indian River County ^ | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Elliott Jones

Posted on 10/26/2010 8:40:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., has found no reason to dispute the authenticity of an one-of-a-kind archaeological discovery that might help confirm a human presence here up to 13,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age.

In early 2009, local fossil collector James Kennedy cleaned off an old bone he found two years earlier and noticed some lines on it -- lines that turned out to be a clear etching of a walking mammoth with tusks.

The location where he found it hasn't been disclosed, except that it came from an area north of Vero Beach.

University of Florida researchers scrutinized the four-inch etching on the 15-inch prehistoric bone with an electron microscope and their tests showed it to be apparently genuine.

In May, Kennedy took the bone to the National Museum of Natural History for further studies. There Smithsonian Institution archaeologists made a copy and used advanced techniques to look at the etching...

Kennedy is keeping the bone in hopes of selling it by auction...

It is presumed to be the oldest known art object of its type found in the New World, said Richard Hulbert, a paleontologist with the Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville.

The person who created the etching, presumably with a shark tooth or flint implement, had to have seen a live animal to have drawn it in such detail, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.tcpalm.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: florida; godsgravesglyphs; mammoth; mammoths; paleontology; pleistocene; verobeach; veroman

1 posted on 10/26/2010 8:40:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 10/26/2010 8:41:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Thanks for posting.

(Bump)

3 posted on 10/26/2010 8:42:57 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

Fascinating. First I’ve read of this find.


4 posted on 10/26/2010 8:49:38 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: AdvisorB; 88keys; Matchett-PI; mcmuffin; 3D-JOY; WorkerbeeCitizen; shove_it; drj; Sax; Normal4me; ..
Brevard County, Florida next-door-neighbor ping. Ais precursor?

Let me know if you want on or off this ping list.
(not associated with the county government)


5 posted on 10/26/2010 8:52:31 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: SunkenCiv
My-Cousin-Vero ping.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

6 posted on 10/26/2010 9:07:10 PM PDT by The Comedian (Don't run. You'll just die tired.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Mammoths in Florida? Why not? There are a lot of old RINOS there right now. Time to put them on the Endangered Feces List.


7 posted on 10/26/2010 9:15:12 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SunkenCiv

http://media2.wptv.com//photo/2010/10/20/XARCH_20101020132132_640_480.JPG


8 posted on 10/26/2010 9:22:16 PM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: SunkenCiv

http://www.tcpalm.com/photos/2010/feb/10/231177/


9 posted on 10/26/2010 9:23:05 PM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: SunkenCiv

Indo European...

probably brought stinky cheese


10 posted on 10/26/2010 10:34:42 PM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: SunkenCiv
Really not that big of a surprise.

Those damn New Yorkers have been coming down to Florida for a while now to stay the winter.


11 posted on 10/26/2010 10:47:15 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Defund National Peoples Radio!! Democrats are for free speech. Just not for you.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I suppose that picture pokes a hole in the the rule of why Italian men wear gold chains so they will know where to stop shaving


12 posted on 10/27/2010 4:29:05 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: SunkenCiv

why not? Florida seems like a logical place to escape an Ice Age...


13 posted on 10/27/2010 4:53:30 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: A. Morgan

Looks like the Virgin Mary to me.......He should put it on Ebay and advertise it as such. It’ll bring more $$$ than if its sold as a primitive mammoth carving - like I’m gonna believe that.


14 posted on 10/27/2010 5:07:52 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: A. Morgan

15 posted on 10/27/2010 8:36:26 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 644 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

It’s got writing on it too!
“I love you...you love me...I’m an old mammoth woolly...”

No wait. It’s Barney. Or some kind of pig. Not really enough detail to be sure.


16 posted on 10/27/2010 10:51:37 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Mammoth told me there’s be elections like these.


17 posted on 10/27/2010 3:09:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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:’)


18 posted on 10/27/2010 3:13:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Mammoth told me there’s be elections like these."

Mama Said?

Mama Told Me Not To Come?

19 posted on 10/27/2010 3:27:13 PM PDT by blam
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To: wardaddy
Bye, Bye Beringia (8,000 Year Old Site In Florida)


20 posted on 10/27/2010 3:38:20 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

“Strange days, indeed. Most peculiar, mama....”


21 posted on 10/27/2010 5:47:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
It occurred to me 12 hours later that my picture may have been more funny had I referenced the woolly mammoth etching in the same post as the pic. I meant to. Really. :-)


22 posted on 10/28/2010 12:05:40 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Defund National Peoples Radio!! Democrats are for free speech. Just not for you.)
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To: SunkenCiv

They didn’t even think of the ‘find’ in its proper context.

What they found was a bat.

A long femur bone, etched with the logo of the Vero Beach Tuskers, actually proves that pre-season baseball has been played there for thousands of years.

The archeologist must not be a baseball aficianado.


23 posted on 10/28/2010 5:52:35 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Alamo-Girl
We may not know what state the Simpsons live in, but apparently the Flintstones lived in Florida.
24 posted on 10/28/2010 6:25:59 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: AnnaZ

Thanks for the chuckle!


25 posted on 10/28/2010 6:39:50 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl
=)

Good to see ya, Girl.

26 posted on 10/28/2010 6:49:52 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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