Thu Dec 22, 2011, 03:51 PM
Mimosa (9,131 posts)
Mayan Ruins Unearthed in North Ga
This is a major archaeological discovery. Has anybody visited this area lately?
Archaeological zone 9UN367 at Track Rock Gap, near Georgia’s highest mountain, Brasstown Bald, is a half mile (800 m) square and rises 700 feet (213 m) in elevation up a steep mountainside. Visible are at least 154 stone masonry walls for agricultural terraces, plus evidence of a sophisticated irrigation system and ruins of several other stone structures. Much more may be hidden underground. It is possibly the site of the fabled city of Yupaha, which Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto failed to find in 1540, and certainly one of the most important archaeological discoveries in recent times.
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Thu Dec 22, 2011, 05:30 PM
Laelth (20,977 posts)
1. Very interesting, but ...
It's clear that this is a speculative piece--not hard, archaeological science. The archaeologists are having a field day with it in the comments.
However, it's still very interesting. Th fact thatarchaeologists can't prove that Maya people migrated to GA doesn't mean that they didn't.