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Miami's Rail Future Will Disturb Notable Archeological Sites

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This must be what it's like building anything in Rome. According to leading archeologist Bob Carr, via the Miami Herald, All Aboard Florida has wantonly disturbed historic Tequesta archeological remnants near the Little River while making necessary upgrades to their tracks for the introduction of passenger rail service. AAF says they didn't, whatever. When built over a hundred years ago, the railroad followed the high ground straight through South Florida, a.k.a. prime real estate for the earlier occupants of the land, the Tequesta Indians. This will be an ongoing issue in need of a great solution that encourages the growth of rail travel and preserves our communal history, and perhaps even has the potential of some great archeological finds? Another 'Miami Circle' or twenty, perhaps?
· Railway work a real problem for Tequesta sites [Miami Herald]
· All Aboard Florida coverage [Curbed Miami]