Archaeologists Continue Searching For Prehistoric Remains At 444 Brickell

Archaeologists continue to comb through the 444 Brickell site in search of historic and prehistoric artifacts, a new photo shows.

A report released on May 10 stated that discoveries at the site in the past month included drilled shark teeth and pottery shards that could be anywhere from 500 to 1500 years old.

The findings could allow for a better understanding of how the native Tequesta lived.

Developer Related Group is planning a three-tower complex on the property, rising 57 stories, 77 stories, and 82 stories. The tower heights are to reach as tall as 882 feet, among the tallest in the city.

The development is to have the Baccarat Residences brand.

In total 1,400 residential units are planned, along with a 250-room hotel, retail, office and parking.

The archaeological discovery was made shortly after a building on the site was demolished to make way for the first tower.

 

(​photo: Francesco Ponticelli)

 

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Anonymous
27 days ago

I lost a Nextel phone around that area back in 2001, please can you find it…🙏

Azarius
27 days ago

😂🤧

Anonymous
27 days ago

This Archeological site is the closest thing to the “ROMAN FORUM” I have ever seen. I pray that our city takes these very small unidentifiable shards of archeology very seriously, and that they STOP full construction of this multi million dollar project, i hope the city of Miami and its people do NOT trade such an important piece of History, even though is very minuscule and
un-preserved for the revenue of millions of dollars paid in Taxes from this developments.

Anonymous
27 days ago

lol…

Anonymous
27 days ago

Middens of a group of hunter-gatherers are the closest thing to a transcontinental empire?

Oh, you’re joking? It’s like a reverse of the Coke bottle scene from The Gods Must Be Crazy.

Realtalk Reilly
27 days ago

Story makes me hungry for some delicious hot n’ spicy Publix chicken wings. Better be careful where I toss the bones though, might derail a development project 1,000 years from now.

Anonymous
27 days ago

The empty cardboard container of butter from LandO’Lakes, found by the adventurous archeologists, is dated 2020 because is missing the Indian Woman on it ! 🤨

Anonymous
27 days ago

Lol…the times….they are changin’.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Pack it up, related.

Sell the land back to the County…. Again.

/kidding

Anonymous
27 days ago

Reminds me of this: http://bit.ly/2PReKj2

Anonymous
27 days ago

Fast forward to the future and it’s now a place that’s full of garbage, sleeping homeless people, and parked cars.

$26 million sure doesn’t buy you much anymore.

Anonymous
27 days ago

The bones they are finding are from chicken off of the construction lunch truck when the original building was built.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Didn’t anyone find stuff when they built the original structures in this area? No one gave a shit about history or preservation back then. I bet Flagler’s crew found a ton of stuff while building the Royal Palm. I guess they threw them into the river. Pottery chards and drilled shark teeth didnt stop anyone back then.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Keep digging
I’m sure they are going to find the next Macchu Picchu complete with a Roman aqueduct to bring water from downtown all the way to Hialeah

Anonymous
23 days ago

In total 1,400 residential units are planned, along with a 250-room hotel, retail, office and parking…what a BIG F!#$ nightmare for an area that’s suffering daily with horrible traffic and
the damn river bridge opening every 30 minutes!!! Disgusting city planning moved by GREED!!!

Anonymous
19 days ago

I just wish they realize our city was not originally planned like NYCity. If they keep construction at this rate, its gonna be chaos in Brickell soon if not already!!

Anonymous
27 days ago

Related should sell the land back to the city and build a museum there honoring the tequesta indians and other ancient civilizations that lived in South Florida. The name of the museum should be named after Jorge Perez just like the Perez Art Museum. Jorge Perez will go down in History as not only the best builder in the city but also for his cultural donations as well.

Anonymous
27 days ago

There’s a museum not far from this site that’s named after Jorge Perez and all the little shreds people wanna call “history” they find can and should be housed right there.

Anonymous
27 days ago

I think he’s kidding, I hope…

Anonymous
27 days ago

History Miami is much closer and that’s where they will probably wind up.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Yes and attendance will go from 350 a year to 354 after this finding

Anonymous
26 days ago

^ lol…

Anonymous
27 days ago

Please help me understand, Was not there a building that was already demolished (a federal building) so why do we care now for a shark teeth and a broken Coconut shell not even painted. OMG

Anonymous
26 days ago

Because about twenty years ago, some sophisticated people moved to Miami, that’s why.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Isn’t this archeologist the same guy that used to sale on EBay stuff like the ones being found now ? 🧐 🐚🦴🏹

Anonymous
26 days ago

Yep. Take some rocks and beat them into arrow heads, leave them lying around in the yard for about two or three months, and then sell them on EBay as authentic Indian arrow heads.

Not a bad racket in my opinion.

Anonymous
27 days ago

I’m actually alright with the being delayed, if it means Related has to redesign the development for something less atrocious, for more curves and articulation.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Who cares…just build the river walk …always some delay….always

Anonymous
26 days ago

Yeah, hurry up so this person can get his walk-on.

lol…

Anonymous
27 days ago

O’look, a Tequesta Indian Europeans didn’t give a sh!t about left a toe nail clipping here!

lol…

Anonymous
27 days ago

Microwave society we live in especially with this mentality – respect history and have some patience.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Another history buff who givesashit about what a race left but don’t giveadamn about the actual people.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Sadly…the Tequesta are all dead. The last one died in Cuba, exiled when Spain gave up Florida to the US.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Um, there were indigenous so-called “Indians” living in what’s renamed “Cuba” long before the Europeans came.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Waste of time and $

Anonymous
27 days ago

History in South Florida did not begin with the first air conditioner.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Yeah, that ancient stuff they’re finding at this site rival’s those ancient articles found in Egypt.

lol…

Anonymous
27 days ago

Now I’m going to have nightmares remembering Apocalypto.

Anonymous
27 days ago

“History in South Florida did not begin with the first air conditioner.”

Show me a Pyramid and we will talk !! 😄😂😂😂😅

Anonymous
26 days ago

“History in South Florida did not begin with the first air conditioner”

Whew!.. but thank gawd it was invented…