Experience the Miami Circle with HistoryMiami Guide
|Venue:||The Miami Circle at Brickell Point|
Walk along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay and learn about Miami’s history, from the Tequesta people to early pioneers and modern times. View the art and architecture along the walk to the Miami Circle archaeological site.
History Miami offers many guided walks. For more information see: http://www.historymiami.org/happenings/all/may-2015/
The site is currently managed by the Florida Department of State, Bureau of Archaeological Research. For more information see: http://info.flheritage.com/miami-circle/index.cfm
Local Carib Catherine Hummingbird Ramirez has holds a candlelight vigil every Tuesday night at 6pm at the Miami Circle. Mrs. Ramirez is always willing to talk to visitors and tell the story of the Miami Circle and its importance to Native peoples in Florida and elsewhere.
The Miami Circle at Brickell Point site is a nationally significant example of an accretionary midden. One of the most significant aspects of the site is the presence of architectural features, carved into the soft oolitic limestone bedrock. -The site contains early and late components of the primary village of the Tequesta people, who were one of the first Native North American groups encountered by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513. Discovery of intact deposits and features made in 1998 revealed well-preserved evidence of architecture, considerable materials related to patterns of regional and long distance exchange, elements of ceremonialism involving animal interments and the Tequesta people’s close association with the unique environment of the Everglades.