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
3 months ago

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

Azarius
3 months ago

😂🤧

Anonymous
3 months 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
3 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

Lol…the times….they are changin’.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Pack it up, related.

Sell the land back to the County…. Again.

/kidding

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

I think he’s kidding, I hope…

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
3 months ago

^ lol…

Anonymous
3 months 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
3 months 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
2 months ago

Agree this is crazy, because of the money is going to be more caos

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

lol…

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

lol…

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
2 months ago

We all have a Tequesta blood!!!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Waste of time and $

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

lol…

Anonymous
3 months ago

Now I’m going to have nightmares remembering Apocalypto.

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

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

Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Whew!.. but thank gawd it was invented…