Two summers ago, Miami was the stage for one of the strangest FBI sting operations on record. On July 17, 2012, undercover agents set up a clandestine deal in a pricey South Beach hotel room. With hidden cameras recording his every move, an unwitting suspect carefully removed the much-coveted object ... More >>
Brian Deutzman braces himself against the pounding surf just off South Beach and slowly waves his fluorescent-colored metal detector underwater. His eyes narrow as faint electronic beeps resonate in his oversize headphones. Tall, pale, and draped in a thin white shirt, he looks like a combination of ... More >>
Musicians are not morning people. In fact, some aren't even early afternoon people, like Andres Ramos of Miami folk ensemble the Anthropologist of Nosy Mangabe. "Can I call you back in no more than 15 minutes," Ramos asks. "I'm just sitting down to have breakfast and I'm not that articulate with f ... More >>
Rick Scott can't open his mouth without causing some sort of controversy. While pushing the need to get more Florida college students to major in things like science and math, he dissed anthropologists."Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists? I don't think so," he said.N ... More >>
Riverhead BooksAn antiquities expert is summoned in the middle of the night to a major European city in order to investigate a mystery that he soon realizes is a cross-historical conspiracy with devastating modern implications. If you thought, "That's the plot of The Da Vinci Code," you're close ... More >>
Cuban duo Guerra de la Paz turns trash into a funky otherworld.
A rare traveling show gives life to the finds of a man who might have been the inspiration for Indiana Jones.
Brenda Lanzendorf's underwater excavations reveal Biscayne Bay's secret past
Sensitive sites get short shrift from the city
The epic sweep of Timeline is easily forgotten
Please, don't call the art they like primitive
Stone Age Antiques
On the eve of its permanent disfigurement, the Miami Circle unleashed its mysterious powers of survival
Don't tell archaeologist Bob Carr that the mysterious Miami Circle is just a bunch of holes in the ground. He knows better than that.
To Richard Hoagland the Miami Circle ain't just rocks; it's part of a great extraterrestrial drama
Monkey Jungle's lonely silverback gorilla finds solace in music
Cynics say that to explore the depths of South Florida culture, all you have to do is scratch the surface. Dade County archaeologist Bob Carr digs deeper and knows better.
Vilified by animal protectionists, indicted for smuggling, praised by the feds. Matthew Block surprised everyone. Maybe even himself.
While out strolling along the Miami River, Mike Cutrera's dogs gave him a bone, not to mention some fascinating artifacts.