Abstract

Methods of Work

In the winter of 1927–'28, with the assistance of Mr. C. P. Singleton and two laborers, I excavated large parts of beds numbers 2 and 3 of Sellards, at the locality on the Country Club golf links near Melbourne, Florida. The area worked over is more than 100 feet long and averages 30 feet in width. I also made investigations at Vero, Okeechobee City, and New Smyrna. In this work I adopted, with gratifying results, a method of excavation different from that heretofore employed. Additional evidence indicating the contemporaneity of man with a Pleistocene fauna in Florida was discovered, and facts were thus revealed that necessitate considerable changes in the views formerly held regarding both the origin of the deposits and the distribution and relations of the fauna they contain.

The new method consisted of systematically working over the material in bed number 3 and removing . . .

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