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Vero Man Archaeological Site
City of Vero Beach to Protect
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RESOLUTION NO. 2010-010 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA <br />SUPPORTING EFFORTS BY THE CITY OF VERO BEACH TO <br />PROTECT THE "VERO MAN" ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE. <br />WHEREAS, between 1913 and 1917, fossilized human bones and stone <br />tool artifacts were discovered at a site in the City of Vero Beach along with fossils <br />of extinct Pleistocene animals; and <br />WHEREAS, discovery of the fossilized human bones, which became <br />known as the "Vero Man," coexisting with fossilized remains of Pleistocene <br />animals has led some experts to conclude that human beings inhabited the area <br />during the Pleistocene "Ice Age" period more than 13,000 years ago; and <br />WHEREAS, the Vero Man Site is of local, state and national significance <br />warranting protection in the public interest; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Vero Beach has recently taken steps to secure the <br />Vero Man Site, which is located on public property, against unauthorized pilfering <br />by posting No Trespass signs, by policing the area, and by taking other <br />measures to protect the site; and <br />WHEREAS, the protection of archaeological sites of local, state and/or <br />national significance such as the Vero Man Site is supported by Indian River <br />County and is consistent with County objectives and policies; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of County <br />Commissioners of Indian River County Florida that the Board hereby expresses <br />its support of the efforts of the City of Vero Beach to protect the Vero Man Site <br />from unauthorized disturbance and to allow future excavation and documentation <br />of the site by qualified professionals subject to appropriate conditions as may be <br />established by the City. <br />The foregoing resolution was moved by Commissioner Davi s <br />and seconded by Commissioner Wheel er , and upon being put to <br />a vote, the vote was as follows: <br />1 <br />
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