Christian Science Monitor Quotes Anderson about First Settlers of Southeast

David_AndersonThe Christian Science Monitor cited David Anderson, associate head of the Department of Anthropology, in a story about research findings which indicate that stone tools, mastodon bones, and mastodon dung hold clues into the lives of prehistoric humans that lived in Florida. The stone tools and mastodon remains were discovered in a Florida river at a site near Tallahassee called Page-Ladson, which is now one of the oldest radiocarbon-dated sites in the Americas.

“The new work at the Page Ladson site reflects superb archaeological scholarship, that complements and appreciably expands upon the extensive excellent work conducted and reported there previously,” Anderson told the publication. “The new artifacts, dates, and other lines of evidence provide a compelling case for early human use of the site and, by extension, the region.” Read the story online.