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It is well past time we all get good look at the Miami Circle

Jan 15, 2019

The State of Florida is about to unveil a plan for “great and exciting improvements” at the Miami Circle site it owns at the mouth of the Miami River in Brickell, Miami Today reports this week.

Unless you’ve been in Miami for decades it’s unlikely that you’ve been to the Miami Circle site. Only a few Miamians have ever seen the circle itself. In fact, even knowledge of its existence today is scant.

Yet the circle is an archaeological discovery of impact, estimated at 2,000 years of age. The 38-foot-diameter stone structure is the largest and most significant artifact of the Tequesta people who lived in Miami millennia before the Spanish arrived in Florida. As such, it’s worthy of respectful treatment as well as study.

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