Prehistoric Remains Found In Brickell, Jeopardizing Megaproject

Archaeologists monitoring demolition at the 444 Brickell property say they have discovered pre-historic artifacts there.

The newly uncovered deposits could contribute to knowledge of prehistoric subsistence and settlement patterns of the Tequesta, the archaeologists said. If confirmed, it would fit criteria that makes it eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The pre-historic remains were discovered beneath what was a parking garage for the four-story U.S. Custom House that was built in 1972. The garage and building were demolished over the past few months.

Developer Related Group is planning three towers of up to 82 stories and a baywalk on the property, including a Baccarat Residences.

The towers are planned to have a total of 1,400 residential units, along with office, hotel and retail space.

“The entire area near the mouth of the Miami River is within an archeological zone,” a spokesperson from Related said. “The Assessment Report Related submitted, through our consultant, is part of the process of excavating activities for any site in an archeological zone. Our consultant, the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc., is one the foremost experts in the archaeological history of downtown Miami.”

“Related has and will continue to fully comply with all existing government regulations for developing within the zone.”

A notice of discovery was issued to City of Miami historic preservation staff on April 10, and archeologists are recommending a second phase of assessment to determine the significance of the findings.

The property sits on the Miami River, a short distance from the Miami Circle, another pre-historic site.

The pre-historic findings at the 444 Brickell site include bone artifacts (points, pins, drilled shark teeth), pumice, lithic weight, and pottery sherds.

There are also historic findings at the site dating to the 1800s.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

RIP to any new building

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol! This is Miami. If the ark of the covenant or holy grail is found, you can bet we’ll build on it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah they would, if the city’s government is allowed to break the bank to buy them.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Guess you haven’t educated yourself on the Miami Circle

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t see any advertising for the tourist to come and see the homes that they built a hotel around it. I don’t believe those small items are a strong reason to stop the area. After all the litigations and issues with the Miami Circle, who goes to appreciate the value.? It has no identification value with the people that use to live there, same as the las founding.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t think so…you should educate yourself on the Miami Circle Park

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Archeology remains”
lol what a joke!!!!!! lets stop a multi million dollar project that will bring thousands of dollars to the city, because they found some garbage looking items!! Welcome to 2021!! lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

You must be new to Miami. Have you ever heard of the Miami Circle? The county ended up PAYING $26.7mil to a developer to compensate him for NOT building a condo on the river because “artifacts” had been discovered there. http://bit.ly/2PReKj2

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

The Miami Circle was the remnant of a structure. The findings in this case appear to be nothing more than scattered items, laying in the dirt. So far there are no reports of anything that would cause a need to preserve the site after all the artifacts have been recovered.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They have found locations across Miami similar to the circle. They are identified, recorded and cataloged and then they are preserved in place and buried under the new structure. What happened with the Miami Circle would not happen today.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is what the Miami Circle could have been. http://bit.ly/2IM9UkF

Anonymous
1 month ago

Could be the best link of all time. Governmental idiots.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is consistent with items found at the site next door (Brickell on the River) and across the street. It did not stop either of those projects. The items were collected and sent off. The site at the Muse project has even more items and they are supposed to have a dedicated space on the ground level for display of the items so that the project could get built. This will not stop Related from getting this one built.

Marc
1 month ago

Brickell on the River owners salivating over the slim chance their views are going to be preserved. Not gonna happen, this site is too large and critical to be left alone. It’s gonna be built.

This will end like Met Square: they’ll promise to preserve the archeology and display it within the project, and then do nothing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This project will not get built. It will become a park just like the miami circle. Related was suppose to build a 4th tower for Icon Brickell but it was denied.

Marc
1 month ago

But they still built three, and the same thing will probably happen here. There’s no way that Related (and even the City) will let this entire parcel be unbuildable.

There will be some redesign of the site to accommodate the archeology. Could be part “lobby museum” like Met Square and part “circle park” like Icon. Might lose on of the three towers. We shall see.

Anonymous
1 month ago

In other words.. another doggy park !! 🐕

Anonymous
1 month ago

At least you are offering what appear to be viable solutions. A win-win. Miamians, (most of whom come from somewhere else and plan to return to where they came from) dont care about the city’s history. Why would they? Not born here. Work and send their money to relatives back home. Complain about the US and how much we have to work here. Dream of going back “home” one day. That’s Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Didn’t Met Square “preserve” it by sticking a glass floor over it, never mind the project is hideous regardless?

Marc
1 month ago

As of last year, the “glass floor” and “displays” still weren’t completed. Developer made tons of promises to display everything, yet none of it was ever done. I hope things have changed in the last 18 months or so.

William
1 month ago

Don’t stop construction for pottery shards.

Anonymous
1 month ago

dale!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Rich people can wait for their luxury condos. Can’t replace history.

Anonymous
1 month ago

These look like 1980s “JOYERIA DEL PULGUERO”!!! LOL

Anonymous
1 month ago

People spend $$$ every year to visit Rome Because thankfully the Italians don’t think like you

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, as much as I love those cool shaped rocks…I would safely bet that the search term “archeological tour downtown miami”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, as much as I love those cool shaped rocks…I would safely bet that the search term “archeological tour downtown miami” isn’t a popular search term.

Anonymous
1 month ago

WOW!!!!!
Yeah these look just like the archeological sites in Rome!
Great comment!!!! lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah you are right these remind me of the great Roman and Greek archeological sites,
i personally remember the first time i visited the coliseum, how it reminded me back of the river of Miami, also some areas around Hialeah as well. So close in comparison yet soooo far……

Such dumb comments don’t help your cause……..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Almost fell off my chair laughing. Miami cicle and two broken shards of pottery not exactly Rome.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This project might get delayed even more than a government project.

Anonymous
1 month ago

As a local resident I would 10000% PREFER a beautiful waterfront park over another fucking Related condo.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bruh the WHOLE RIVER was inhabited and they destroyed it all in the name of glass and tourists

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well, “glass and tourists” is better than looking at rusting boat hulks, bicycle parts, and oil polluted water.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lets save ancient Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Shit has been built all over this city with more construction happening every day and you want to “save ancient Miami?”

lol….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Here we go again 🙄

Anonymous
1 month ago

Heh heh, another expensive park full of dog poo…

Anonymous
1 month ago

🦈 🦈 🪙 🧷 📌 🦷 👟 👣👙🪡🕸🍼🧂🥄🧉🥢🥡⛸

WE NEED TO STOP
CONSTRUCTION RIGHT AWAY !!!

All those objects, presented here and that after months of hard labor, Archeologists founded, are part of a civilization that populated that side of the river back in 1982!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Back in the nineteen twenties and thirties water fountains were implanted in downtown Miami that said “Negros Only” and that’s a part of this city’s history that you don’t see anymore.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Can you give a brake to the racism crap .. stop being a victim profiting from a past that is gone!!
…get some sense of humor.. the guy who posted the 1980’s comments was joking !!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m a victim profiting from a past that is gone?

You must’ve learned that bs from being a student of Right-Wing education?

Anonymous
1 month ago

… or another Karen/Ken who goes berserk and calls the police because they feel they’re a victim and being attacked when they see BLM letters somewhere like a tee shirt or on a sign.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good.

Anonymous
1 month ago

In other words, pointed sticks.

I’m all for if they have to build around it, because then it means a redesign away from the proposed monstrosity.

JENIFER PARKER
1 month ago

SO?? BUILD A THREE STORY PART BASEMENT PART ABOVE GROUND FOR ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM ((FOR STABILITY FOR THE HEIGHT))?? AND PUT THE OTHER PART/APARTMENTS ON TOP OF IT?? BRAGGING RIGHTS…I LIVE OVER A MUSEUM?? HIGHER PRICE FOR APARTMENTS??? HAHAHAH MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND THE WORLD GO ROUND….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nice while it lasted

Azarius
1 month ago

Someone on this site said this would happen

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh I was thinking it was gonna be a can of black beans with that old Goya label.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Goya is not good anymore! Don’t eat it if you’re a liberal

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s not good anymore because the CEO said nice things about evil Orange Man. Meanwhile, Unilever is now good because of fat people Dove bottles and Coke because some loony HR lawyer, after years of REEEEEing about them. Liberal logic 101.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m going to assume that you’re a graduate of Trump University.

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

Look, I am a big history buff, and part of that is due to growing up in South Florida where there is so precious little of it. I appreciate what history we have. But a few shards of pottery and bone are not history. There are no structures to preserve or restore; nothing that anyone could look at and learn anything from about early civilizations.

Gather up what you find, put it under a glass display table in the HistoryMiami Museum downtown, and get on with building some new buildings that archaeologists will marvel at 1,000 years from now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The problem is that you can’t know if it’s just a few pieces of pottery until you do a comprehensive assessment.
Maybe there’s something bigger and better just 3 feet deeper. Who knows?

Realtalk Reilly
29 days ago

Uhhh no. Three feet deeper is limestone bedrock that’s been there a million years. And there’s nothing between that and the surface.

It is well-established that people of that era did not build permanent structures. Even the Miami Circle is not a structure, it’s nothing but holes in the ground where they put the wooden posts for their NON PERMANENT structures. There is nothing to preserve! You’re not going to find an ancient pyramid under a Miami parking lot, sorry!

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

Hey by the way, regarding the building that’s being demolished, how come it had a helicopter landing pad on the roof? I’m more interested in the history of that than some random Indian litter.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Down through the history of movies didn’t you see where the evil geniuses or bad guys had a helicopter on the roof of a building ready for his escape?

Anonymous
1 month ago

They are just chicken bones , that was formerly the site of the original pollo tropical

Anonymous
1 month ago

🤣🤣

Anonymous
1 month ago

Did they dig up Jimmy Hoffa yet?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stupid Miami Builders think that a piece of wood is a piece of prehistoric remains

Anonymous said
1 month ago

There we go again, another park and no towers!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yep.. I just wonder how much money will The Related Group make off the backs of the tax payers of this city for this spot and how long will it sit empty?

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s exactly what most planned and better cities aim for.

Anonymous
1 month ago

litterbugs leaving all their stuff everywhere

Anonymous
1 month ago

That is why Miami will never be a true metropolis.

Anonymous
1 month ago

With this bunch of retarders you expect miami to be metropolis?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami really going to get more expensive, the next few years. R.I.P. Old Miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

Welcome to new Miami!🎉

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Next Miami!

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Miami really going to get more expensive, the next few years. R.I.P. Old Miami”

Uhhh yeahhh Captain Obvious. If you can find a two bedroom apartment for $500 a month right now in Miami, let us know.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fuck it keep going. No one cares about this

Anonymous
1 month ago

We care about the history of our city.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“history of our city?”

Dude, people had to start complaining about stepping in all the dog sh!t at the Miami Circle site to get something done about it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The fact that people who used the park as a dog toilet doesn’t take away from the intention to preserve the circle. People who allow their dogs to shit there and dont pick it up are the assholes. And, if the city allocates the land to that historical purpose, they should maintain the site, patrol it, and make sure it has enough trash bins since Miamians dont think twice about throwing garbage out of their car windows or leaving a dirty Pampers at a mall parking lot. Its OUR responsibility to keep our parks and public places clean.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“History of our city”
this is probably a “vaccinated” person still wearing a MASK….. lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol. Yeah driving in their car alone with gloves.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Really? Liberals are the ones that “ care”
For everything 🤣

Anonymous said
1 month ago

Long live my leader KIN YOUNG TRUMP!!!!

Anonymous said
1 month ago

KIM YOUNG TRUMP!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mein Kampf!

– Donald Trump

Anonymous
1 month ago

So in your eyes, an educated person who tries to do their part about reducing the spread of a deadly virus and cares about our city’s history is someone we should laugh at? You are soooooooo young and ignorant! I’ve said it before and I will say it again…you are lucky that Covid did not affect young people like it did the “educated, experienced and thoughtful” older generation that fought to make this country what it is today so ignorant jerks like you can rant about your right to party and not care. Unbelievable. What an ass you are.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Someone got triggered by the above comment lol!!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

How dumb

Anonymous
1 month ago

Snooze.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hear ya. They ought’ta put whatever they find in one of those museums in the city so that people who care about that kinda stuff can gawk over it all they want.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Actually not a bad idea. Everybody wins