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7:04 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Tiny Hungarian Village Puts Itself Up For Hire

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'The Sellout' Is A Profane Riff On Race And Culture

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House GOP Scurries To Avert Homeland Security Shutdown

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Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff

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More U.S.-Cuba Talks Ahead, Including Human Rights Dialogue

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Sat February 28, 2015

Report Urges Britain To Take Small-Claims Cases Online

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Sat February 28, 2015

Boris Nemtsov, Shot Friday, Was A Vehement Anti-Putin Critic

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Sat February 28, 2015

Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration

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Sat February 28, 2015

Nimoy Is Gone, But Mr. Spock WIll Live Forever

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3:43 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

Students Patrick Rohrer, Sarah Warthen, Alix Piven and Lauren Urane are led by Mercyhurst University Archeologist Andy Hemmings. Their project has picked up where Florida's State Geologist Elias Sellards left off in 1915. Sellards led an excavation of the site where workers digging a drainage canal found fossilized human remains.
Greg Allen NPR

Originally published on Sat February 28, 2015 7:04 am

In Florida, archaeologists are investigating a site that a century ago sparked a scientific controversy. Today, it's just a strip of land near an airport.

But in 1915, it was a spot that became world-famous because of the work of Elias Sellards, Florida's state geologist. Sellards led a scientific excavation of the site, where workers digging a drainage canal found fossilized animal bones and then, human remains.

Andy Hemmings of Mercyhurst University is the lead archaeologist on a project that has picked up where Sellards left off a century ago.

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