Evidence of Ancient Civilization Discovered Under Downtown Miami
Archaeologists say they've uncovered what they believe to be evidence of a prehistoric village that could date back as far as 2,000 years. And they found it right smack in the middle of downtown Miami.
Archaeologist Robert Carr, who's leading the work at the site, discussed the fascinating find with Jenna Lee this morning. He said the "elaborate" structures and dwellings were built by the Tequesta Native American tribes at the shore of the Miami River.
The city now faces a dilemma of what to do about a yet-to-be-approved development project, which was to include a hotel, movie theaters and a restaurant. The buildings were originally supposed to go right on top of the prehistoric site before anyone realized it was there.
Carr said the city and the developer are working on an agreement to preserve at least part of the site.
Watch the interview above, and read more at Fox News Latino.