"Gives an excellent view of the daily work and career of salvage archeologists and other non-academic archeological workers in the US."
"Tells the exciting story of the many battles to understand and preserve the city’s rich archaeological heritage. Carr makes a strong case for historic preservation in a booming urban area. He also makes a strong case for the wisdom of working closely with developers and governmental officials to preserve the past as part of the modern legacy."
"Explores finding the balance and common ground between private property owners and the public good."
“A unique vision of the past easily overlooked on a stroll through the Magic City.”
--Florida Book Review
“Full of interesting facts.”
--Notes from a Fish (blog)
“For this engaging volume Robert S. Carr has literally looked beneath the urban sprawl and the McMansions and malls to synthesize what we know about Miami’s past.”
--The Journal of Southern History
“It is personal but rigorous; it is data-rich but engagingly written; it is about the past peoples of Miami-Dade County but also about their discovery in the present.”
“Bob Carr tells the stories of ancient south-eastern Florida with the unique voice of Miami-Dade’s first county archeologist…It is a blend of historical research, larger than life characters, hard to believe events, and little-known artifacts and sites woven together in the best tradition of archeological storytelling.”
--Florida Historical Quarterly