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The 2000-year-old Circle Mystery in Miami

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posted on May, 11 2010 @ 10:28 PM

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Property developer Michael Bauman was in for a real surprise when he purchased a plot of land in downtown Miami in 1998. Bauman's plans for the land were seemingly simple: demolish a 1950-era apartment complex and build a luxury condominium in its place.

During a routine archaeological survey of the site, however, hundreds of mysterious holes were discovered in a layer of Oolitic limestone bedrock and Bauman's development plans immediately came to a halt. Through further investigation, twenty-four of the largest holes comprised a perfect circle, 38 feet (12 m) in diameter, and excavation results found a variety of artifacts ranging from human teeth to ancient tools.

Included in the artifacts were pieces of burnt wood which, after being tested for radiocarbon dating, are believed to be 1800-2000 years old. To date, Miami Circle is the only known evidence in the United States of a prehistoric structure built into bedrock. Evidence from this mysterious prehistoric "footprint" predates other known settlements along the East Coast.

I saw there was a topic on this from 2005 so I thought I would bring it back up as now there are pictures and a video.

This is an interesting topic and should be discussed with the best material.

I wanted to bring the subject here to see what other opinions are on this.

Any thoughts?


posted on May, 11 2010 @ 10:47 PM
It’s all pretty interesting, but there is very little real information regarding the inhabitants of the area thousands of years ago.

Miami itself is named for the Miamian Indians, who oddly enough are from the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania and migrated down here to escape the colonialists. The Miamian tribe all but died out with the Miccosukee and Seminole Tribes having become the dominant Native American Tribes in Florida, they too were also transplanted from other parts of North America.

It’s not very clear whether the Miamians, Miccosukee and Seminoles killed off indigenous tribes in Florida, and supplanted them, or if they had died out or migrated away on their own.

The Spanish had founded a fort in St. Augustine just south of Jacksonville, which is just south of the Georgia State Line, in the late 1400’s but did little exploring south into the jungle like mangrove swamps teeming with alligators, snakes and mosquitoes. The hot, wet, humid weather and dense vegetation will pretty much overrun anything down here in the course of just a few years.

I doubt we will ever know much about the people who built the Circle here, but it sure would be nice to know more!

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 10:55 PM
reply to post by predator0187

WOW, I have never heard of this!! That is an incredible find. Why are they just now discovering something this amazing? But then I guess that more inhabited areas were settled long ago, before there was much archaeological interest in the U.S., maybe. That would have resulted in lots of urban development that covered up these sites. I hope they find more and older things. Pretty dang cool! S&F!!

Edit for spel.and clarity

[edit on 5/11/10 by jennybee35]

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 11:05 PM
Wasn't this posted a few days ago?

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 11:12 PM
This is cool... I live on the otherside of Miami on the border of the Everglades and this is the first time I have heard of this... I wonder how many more of these are still undiscovered

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 11:18 PM
...the miami circle is from the tequesta people... their presence there and down on the keys dates back to 500BCE...

posted on May, 12 2010 @ 10:39 AM
I agree with most of you this is an amazing find. I would like to know more history about our lands if possible. If there is circle there has to be more. And also quite a bit more evidence if we were looking for it.

I do think this story is quite interesting though.


posted on May, 12 2010 @ 10:48 AM
ahhh yes, the "Miami Stonehenge". Now that it is confirmed to be ancient, the questions are When was it really built, and who built it?

The later question we may never know, but maybe it's time to start really comparing the Miami Stonehenge with the UK stonehenges. If they are very similar, maybe there is evidence that people from the UK came to America much earlier than we expected.

Very fascinating, S+F!

It may be time to visit Miami!

posted on May, 12 2010 @ 11:04 AM
reply to post by BeastMaster2012

Perhaps people from Miami went to the UK completely unexpectedly!

What in fact do we know about the people who built Stonehenge, other than between the Romans, Normans and Vikings they were all exterminated well before the keeping of detailed modern history.

Invariably a lot of assumptions are made about European superiority, but the truth is there is a better chance than not, that people who lived directly on the mouth of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, ventured out into the oceans.

How far they ventured is anyone’s guess.

posted on May, 19 2010 @ 08:35 AM
This was discovered several years ago when I was working in Miami.

It's the remains of a hut, and other similar remains have been found on high ground in the Everglades.

If you want to call it some kind of henge, you're insulting the ancient peoples that erected Stonehenge (among other stone circles.)


posted on May, 19 2010 @ 12:56 PM
reply to post by predator0187

I remember seeing a program on this subject a few years back. I can't remember the name or the cable network that aired it. This is a fascinating look at who the peoples were and what their culture was like.

If I remember the name of the show, I will try to get a link for it.

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