Archaeology Magazine Archive

A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America

Special Introductory Offer!
online features
What was the Miami Circle? September 28, 1999

Angry outcry greeted our September/October article "Much Ado About a Circle," in which University of Florida archaeologist Jerald Milanich suggests the Miami Circle may be a septic-tank drainage system. Check out the evidence on both sides for yourself.


View of the Circle's northwest quadrant
(John Ricisak/Miami-Dade Historic Preservation Division)
Latest Update
Much Ado About a Circle
The article that began the controversy
Letters to the Editor
Responses to ARCHAEOLOGY's article
Prehistoric Miami
ARCHAEOLOGY's first report of the discovery
Experts Visit the Circle
Hear from archaeologists, an architect, and a plumber and septic tank contractor who think this is the real deal.
Miami Circle $2 Million Short
As Miami struggles to come up with money, a second round of excavation draws to a close.
Bulletin Board
Read the debate.

© 1999 by the Archaeological Institute of America