Life and Death at Windover: Excavations of a 7,000-Year-Old Pond Cemetery

This was just the beginning of an archaeological adventure that continues today.
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This is the best book hands down on archaeological research (as told to the masses). Such an easy read it was my bathhroom book for about a month (think how distracted you are in that environment and it still held my interest, in fact sometimes I forgot what I was in there for). I went to the Brevard Museum (Titusville, Florida) one day to see the live exhibit and sold everyone there on this book. Its that good if you want to read about history and have a short attention span. Who needs technical journals when have this book to wet your senses. Outstanding!!

-- Wryfox
Book Description:

In 1982, a backhoe operator working at what would become the new Windover Farms housing development in Titusville, Florida, uncovered a human skull. The bones of several other individuals soon emerged from the peat bog. It would be determined that the human remains uncovered at Windover were between 7,000 and 8,000 years old, making them 3,200 years older than King Tutankhamen and 2,000 years older than the Great Pyramids of Egypt. This was just the beginning of an archaeological adventure that continues today.

Rachel K. Wentz (Author)
Following a thirteen-year career as a firefighter/paramedic, Dr. Wentz retired from the Orlando Fire Department to pursue advanced degrees in anthropology. She graduated from Florida State University with an MS and PhD in Anthropology, specializing in the analysis of human remains with foci on ancient disease and population health. Dr. Wentz has done skeletal work in Florida, St. Croix, England, and Ukraine, and obtained experience in forensics at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She has taught courses in physical anthropology, human osteology, medical anthropology, and forensic anthropology at Florida State University and her work has been featured on the History Channel, the Weather Channel, and in Archaeology Magazine. She is the author of seven books. Her first novel, The Mass of Men, won the 2014 Florida Authors and Publishers Silver Medal President’s Award in Genre Fiction. Her memoir, Let Burn: The Making and Breaking of a Firefighter/Paramedic, also won a FAPA Silver Medal in 2014. Her latest book, The Body Blog: Explorations in Science and Culture, won the 2016 FAPA Silver Medal President’s Award in Adult Non-Fiction. Please visit Dr. Wentz’ website at
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