Monday, April 9, 2012 - Fort Pierce Library Hosts Dr. Rachel Wentz April 24The Fort Pierce Branch Library will host Dr. Rachel Wentz as she presents “Life and Death at Windover: Excavation at a 7,000-year-old pond” on Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m.
In 1982, a backhoe operator working at what would become the new Windover Farms housing development in Titusville, uncovered a human skull. It would be determined that the human remains uncovered at Windover were between 7,000 - 8,000 years old, making them 3,200 years older than King Tutankhamen. This was just the beginning of an archaeological adventure that continues today.
Dr. Wentz will discuss her book about Windover. She is director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) East Central Region, which includes the Windover site. As a bioarchaeologist, she has spent many years studying the Windover skeletons.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Fort Pierce Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about library programs call 772-462-2787 or visit: http://library.stlucieco.gov.