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Investigation 4

A study of the soils at the Miami Circle was conducted by archaeologist John Gifford of the University of Miami. The study identified the different kinds of particles that make up the soils at the site and examined soil particle size. Further analysis of the site soils may aid in detecting depositional events that are not easily discerned in the black earth midden. An Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) study found no evidence, like marine microfauna, that would suggest the site was ever submerged during its occupation by Native peoples.