Miami Circle at Brickell Point Site

Also known as: Miami Circle, Miami Midden No. 2, 8DA12
401 Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida


Miami Circle at Brickell Point Site

Photo taken by Phillip Pessar

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)




• The Miami Circle at Brickell Point Site is a nationally significant archeological property that is the former location of the primary village of the Tequesta People, who were one of the first Native North American groups encountered by Juan Ponce de León in 1513. Research at the site has produced an impressive body of data, which will likely make it one of the most intensively studied sites in the southern United States.The site's significance lies in well-preserved evidence of American Indian architecture, considerable materials related to patterns of regional and long-distance exchange, and association with the Tequesta people, who are significant because of the persistence of their culture following European contact and their association with the unique environment of the Everglades. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 16, 2009

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 5, 2002
Reference number
Area of significance
Archeology - Prehistoric
Levels of significance
State; Local
Evaluation criteria
D - Information Potential
Property type
Historic functions
Village site; Trade (archeology); Ceremonial site
Current function
Periods of significance
499-0 BC; 499-0 AD; 1000-500 AD

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2015: New photo from Phillip Pessar