Digging Miami by Robert S. Carr

By Robert S. Carr

The speed of switch of Miami because its incorporation in 1896 is striking. The beach land that after used to be domestic to a number of thousand Tequesta is now congested with roads and thousands of individuals whereas skyscrapers and synthetic lighting fixtures dominate the landscape.

            satirically, Miami’s improvement either continuously erases monuments and lines of indigenous humans and ancient pioneers but additionally ends up in the invention of archaeological treasures that experience lain undiscovered for hundreds of years. In Digging Miami, Robert Carr lines the wealthy 11,000-year human history of the Miami quarter from the time of its first population throughout the arrival of ecu settlers and as much as the early 20th century.

            Carr used to be Dade County’s first archaeologist, later ancient upkeep director, and held the placement at a time whilst redevelopment efforts unearthed dozens of notable archaeological websites, together with the Cutler web site, came upon in 1985, and the debatable Miami Circle, present in 1998. Digging Miami presents a special anatomy of this attention-grabbing urban, dispelling the parable that its background is purely a century old.

This complete synthesis of South Florida’s archaeological checklist will astonish readers with the intensity of data to be had all through a space slightly above sea point. Likewise, many could be shocked to benefit that smooth developers, prior to starting development, needs to first search for indicators of old peoples’ lives, and this seek has ended in the invention of over 100 websites in the county lately. in spite of everything, we're left with the belief that Miami is greater than the dream of marketers to create a vacationer mecca outfitted on best of dredged rock and sand; it's a attention-grabbing, bright spot that has drawn people to its shorelines for incredible years.

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The Historic Preservation Division became its own department in 2000, renamed the Office of Historic and Archaeological Resources. In 2007, with looming budget cuts, the agency was transferred to the county’s Planning Department. The focus of the archaeological survey was metropolitan Dade County since that area was most subject to development. S. 41) and the 836 Levee in central Dade. Some tracts west of these boundaries also were surveyed, but most sites in the Everglades conservation areas were not assessed other than by using aerial photographs, nor were any sites within the Everglades or Biscayne National Parks.

This designation and pending development resulted in the property owners, the Danielson family, donating funds to have the site excavated and documented. 2. Map of the Cutler site and excavation units. Map created by John G. Beriault. Courtesy of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy. The First People: The Cutler Fossil Site Excavations continued over a 14-month period resulting in 32 1-meter squares being dug within the 8-×-10-meter solution hole (fig. 2). A cardinal grid was extended across the hole.

SNAKE CREEK DA25 DA24 DA411 DA23 ARCH CREEK DA20 LITTLE RIVER DA97 Dade Circle DA14 DA11 MIAMI RIVER DA15 Santa Maria DA12 DA2132 DA11246 Atlantis DA1082 SNAPPER CREEK I BEA CH DA3 MA ES OV R NG E Y LIO TT K EY BIS CAY NE ES FR Cutler Fossil Site DA2001 EL CO C TI AN AT L R E AT HW CHI’S CUT H RS MA Cutler DA9 BAY AS BLACK CREEK Cutler DA8 SANDS KE TA L RI DG EV E ER DA4 KE Y B ISCAYN GL AD ES Trail site DA34 MIAM Flagami sites DA36, DA1073, DA1053 OCEAN Cheetum DA1058 AT L A N T IC Madden’s Hammock DA45 Coleman DA141 Surfside DA22 DA21 N 0 5 MILES = BURIAL MOUND = HABITATION SITE Prehistoric sites of Miami-Dade County.

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