We, at the Clovis site, have a tie to Vero Beach through the work of Dr. Elias Sellards. Much of his work in New Mexico was forty years later but we owe a great debt to his research out here.
Detail of the mammoth engraving on the unidentified megafauna bone. Click the image to link to the earlier article.
I hope we find more paleoindian art as it is mysterious to me why there is so little in the Americas.
Compare the Vero Beach mammoth to these from Grotte de Rouffignac, France. Striking similarity in the simple depiction of a mammoth family.
Another fine mammoth depiction from ca 14,000 years ago in the Grotte de Rouffignac. Maybe the French were already raising the bar in art.
“Mammoth Engraved on Bone from Florida,” Mammoth Trumpet (27) 1 January 2012
“Human Remains and Associated Fauna from the Pleistocene of Florida,” Florida State Geological Survey 1916.
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