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Agreement reached over prehistoric Miami site

March 21, 2014
Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Some remnants of a prehistoric Native American village could be preserved and displayed at the site of a long-planned hotel and entertainment complex in downtown Miami.

A mediator tells The Miami Herald ( ) that the site's developer reached an agreement with preservationists and state and local officials after two days of intense discussions.

MDM Group agreed to redesign its complex to include glass enclosures over a pair of carved postholes. Archaeologists say those mark the foundations of Tequesta dwellings or other structures. A brick-lined well believed to have been part of a 19th century Army fort also will be covered with glass.

The glass enclosure will be two stories high and allow views of the artifacts from the exterior.

The agreement still must be approved by the Miami city commission.


Information from: The Miami Herald,



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