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Investigation 3

Randolph Widmer, archaeologist at the University of Houston, conducted an archaeological field school at the site during June and August 2000. This project focused on the area between the “Valley of the Holes,” discovered during the State of Florida investigation, and the Miami Circle feature. A large block excavation was opened in this area in the hopes of finding additional structures like the Miami Circle. Numerous holes and basins carved into the limestone were encountered, along with artifacts and midden, but no definite patterns were recognized. Additional radiocarbon dates and some diagnostic ceramics indicate a fairly uniform age for the Brickell Point midden consistent with the earlier excavations. Widmer’s work also provided a series of questions and directions for future research that help in understanding the significance of the Miami Circle at Brickell Point site.