Stephen F. Bedwell
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United States
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Bachelor's degree from Indiana University

Ph.D,University of Oregon.

Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Stephen Ferguson Bedwell, an archaeologist, was most well known for the excavation at and analysis of Fort Rock Cave.

  • The most notable artifacts to emerge from the digs were sandals made of sagebrush bark (found in 1938) and turkey bones.

  • The sandals were radiocarbon dated at 10,500- 9,200 years old, and became known as the world's oldest shoes

  • Bedwell's work focused on the climate effects and shifts in the Great Basin.

source:Stephen F. Bedwell

Bibliography  :
Fort Rock Basin: Prehistory and Environment , A Pete Fountain discography, Grassy Island,: The forgotten springboard to Louisbourg .