About Gary C. Daniels

Gary C. Daniels is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated television, video and multimedia writer and producer. He has a passion for history, archaeology, and astronomy. He is the founder and publisher of LostWorlds.org.
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This small clay vessel was made in eastern Oklahoma but found at Cahokia.  In the past it was interpreted as a trade item, but now it seems more likely it was brought by an immigrant who moved to Cahokia in the 12th century. | Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Cahokia a Melting Pot of Immigrants

Traditional anthropologists have argued, based on no evidence other than their own beliefs, that the giant Native American metropolis of Cahokia was the result of ‘in situ’ development; i.e., local tribes simply became so populous that they merged to form this metropolis. Yet when archaeologists actually do real science and test the bones they find […]

April 14, 2014
Model of Rood's Creek Indian Mounds in Kirby Interpretative Center.

Evidence of Foreign Invasion of Georgia in 1100 AD?

Why was a fortified town built on the lower Chattahoochee River in southwest Georgia around 1100 AD? Known as the Cool Branch Site by archaeologists, it was the first “Mississippian” town in that part of Georgia. The Mississippian culture was a Native American culture that built towns featuring earthen pyramids built around central plazas. These […]

February 9, 2014
A woolly mammoth reconstruction in the Royal BC Museum, CanadaFlying Puffin, Wikimedia.org

Florida Ice Age Site with Early Human Remains to be Excavated

Excavation of one of the most important Ice Age sites in North America – the Old Vero Man site in Vero Beach, Fla. – is expected to begin in January 2014, thanks to a new collaboration between the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute (MAI) at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., and the Old Vero Ice Age Sites […]

January 4, 2014
The Martin Petroglyph

Tennessee Valley Art Center

Provides rotating exhibits of the visual arts. Permanent exhibit of aboriginal art (petroglyph). The centerpiece of the art center’s Native American exhibit is the petroglyph carved into a 3,000-pound sandstone boulder more than 1,000 years ago. The images of feet and snakes were perhaps a “family portrait” of early inhabitants of Colbert County. The elegant […]

June 23, 2013

Museum of Mobile

Old Ways New Days Part I This exhibit takes you back in time to Mobile’s first inhabitants, the Native Americans. As you embark on your journey back to the present time you will learn about Mobile’s fascinating 300 year history. Back to Map of Alabama Indian Sites Internal Links: n/a External Links: MuseumofMobile.com

June 23, 2013

Guntersville Museum

The museum  houses a fine permanent collection including: The TVA Room – which traces the conception and construction of the Guntersville Dam and its bridges, The Gem Room – important gems and minerals from around the world, The Native American Room – various artifacts, paintings and tools from the Cherokee and Creek Indians, and The […]

June 23, 2013

Edith Newman Culver Museum

The historic home, located in western Lauderdale County, is now the site of a town museum that features Native American artifacts, Civil War relics and the unique heritage of Waterloo. One of Alabama’s oldest incorporated towns Waterloo was a stop along the Trail of Tears. During the Civil War the town was burned, had a […]

June 23, 2013

Doublehead Historic Marker

About 1800 Doublehead located his village at this site, where his brother-in-law Tahonteeskee had previously lived. Doublehead’s log house was built along the same style of those of the white settlers. Chief Doublehead had previously led raids against Tennessee settlers from Moneetown, located southwest of here. In 1806 a reserve was set aside for Doublehead […]

June 23, 2013

Fort Payne Depot Museum

The mission of the Fort Payne Depot Museum is summarized as: to collect, preserve and, through exhibits, educate the public about the history of the DeKalb County area. The collections fall into three broad categories: local history artifacts, including the railroad caboose, Native American artifacts, and special-interest collections. Back to Map of Alabama Indian Sites Internal […]

June 23, 2013

Cherokee Rock Village

This rock outcropping atop Lookout Mountain has been known by many names over the years including Cherokee Rock Village, Little Rock City, Sand Rock and Sandrock.  It is believed to have been of ceremonial importance to Native Americans.  The view of Weiss Lake and the surrounding area is spectacular.  Cherokee Rock Village has been popular […]

June 23, 2013

Cherokee Historical Museum

Cherokee County’s heritage is depicted with local newspapers, shotguns, wagons, housewares, telephones, 50-year-old doll collection and memorabilia of Grand Ole Opry comedian Rod Brasfield. Native American, Civil War, WWI, WWII and railroad artifacts.  Back to Map of Alabama Indian Sites Internal Links: n/a External Links: Cherokee County Historical Museum

June 23, 2013

Black Warrior’s Path

Along the western edge of the Oakville Ceremonial Woodland Mound is the Black Warriors’ Path or Mitchell Trace. The path was a major trading route utilized by Indian people. It does not appear accidental that the Black Warriors’ Path (Mitchell Trace) connected areas of cultural importance to the Indian people of the Tennessee River Valley, […]

June 23, 2013
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