Seawall repaired in Miami area by 2,000 year old area peopled by the Tequesta

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A temporary fix to the crumbling seawall adjacent to the famed Miami Circle in Brickell is just about complete, says State Archeologist Ryan Wheeler — but circle supporters will have to wait until at least next summer to see any further movement in securing the site.

Should the Legislature in March grant a $2.5 million request for funds to construct a permanent wall, the money could come in by July, Mr. Wheeler said, with construction to begin later in the year.

Florida's Division of Historical Resources funded the $150,000 in remedial shoring, he said.

Should the state deny the $2.5 million, Mr. Wheeler said he is "not sure" where plans would go from there.
Meanwhile, discussions continue between Florida's archeological bureau and the local Historical Museum of Southern Florida, set to take control of managing the 2,000-year-old site, which probably is a relic of the Tequesta people.

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