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Perishable Artifacts from the Old Vero Site (8IR009), Indian River County, Florida

Author(s): J. M. Adovasio

Year: 2017

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Perishable Artifacts from the Old Vero Site (8IR009), Indian River County, Florida

J. M. Adovasio

Florida Atlantic University

Despite depositional conditions inimical to the preservation of plant fiber or wood-derived artifacts, several such objects have been recovered during the ongoing re-excavations of the Old Vero Site (8IR009) in Indian River County, Florida. These include a minute fragment of charred, three ply, braided cordage with a contiguous underlying date of ca. 9,000 calendar years ago and a specimen of charred, flexible basketry or textile directly dated to 7989 ±19 calibrated radio carbon years ago. The technology of both specimens is consistent with analogous forms recovered from the celebrated Windover Bog site in Brevard County, Florida. The construction attributes of the Vero specimens are described and the potential significance is addressed.


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Perishable Artifacts from the Old Vero Site (8IR009), Indian River County, Florida. J. M. Adovasio. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429002)


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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14625

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America