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Georgia Mounds – A Different Perspective

As with most stories there’s usually at least two sides. Erika Mavity provided this link to a different point of view on the mounds being investigated in Georgia by the History Channel. In last week’s blog the use of LiDAR was touted as an important tool to analyze topography in a remote section of Georgia.

The U.S. Forest Service reports that on December 19th, members of the Muscogee Creek Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians gathered at Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests to publicly denounce recent claims that the Track Rock Gap features were created by people other than Creek and Cherokee ancestors.  There is no archeological evidence of any connection to Mayan people or culture at the site.  Archeological studies at the site definitively link its origins to Creek and Cherokee people, and clearly demonstrate that it was not an inhabited town site.

The History Channel program airs tomorrow night at 10 PM EST.

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