First humans in Florida lived alongside giant animals
The scientists hope future investigations will show how humans, animals and plant populations interrelated at Vero. Adovasio said they hope “to distinguish lifestyles of the folks who might have lived at Vero in terms of how much they match or don’t match other behavioral models from other sites ,” he told PastHorizons.
Mercyhurst Archaeological Insitute will work with Florida Atlantic University scientists to analyze ancient DNA found at the site. The idea is to better understand life forms in Florida at the end of the last Ice Age.
Featured image: Mammoth hunting scene [Credit: Indian River Community Foundation]
By Mark Miller