North Wilkes Library/Archives /Museum – Tignall. Nine miles north of Washington, GA on Highway 17. Small museum exhibiting the history of the Broad River Valley, the earliest settled area of Georgia. Creek, Cherokee and to some extent the Chickasaw lived in this area. Internal Links: […]
Polychrome pots found with two female sacrifice victims Apparently it wasn’t good to be part of the Mayan Royal Family. If you got conquered you ended up sacrificed. From the article: Dr. David Freidel of Southern Methodist University cast one appraising look on a pyramid at a site known as Waka and said he felt […]
In Guatemala’s Laguna del Tigre National Park, the dense forest hides many treasures: endangered scarlet macaws flit among the treetops, while rare jaguars hunt on the forest floor. Only recently has the world learned about one of Laguna del Tigre’s greatest treasures, a 2,500-year-old city that once stood at the crossroads of the ancient Maya […]
Human activity on Sapelo Island spans over 4000 years. The earliest inhabitants were Paleo-Indians who used the island to fish and hunt. Their legacy is evident by the numerous shell middens located throughout the island, including a shell ring 15 feet high and 200 feet in diameter. In the early 1800’s, Sapelo Island underwent significant […]
Cumberland Island is 17.5 miles long and totals 36,415 acres of which 16,850 are marsh, mud flats, and tidal creeks. It is well known for its sea turtles, wild turkeys, wild horses, armadillos, abundant shore birds, dune fields, maritime forests, salt marshes, and historic structures. Visit Cumberland Island National Seashore for a natural experience: sun […]
Crooked River State Park is nestled atop a bluff overlooking the Crooked River. The Park is comprised of 500 acres of Longleaf Pine, Live Oak canopies, Salt Marsh and forests of Pine, Sweet Gum, Southern Bay, Southern Magnolia and Palmetto. These ecosystems provide habitat for a wide variety of resident and migratory birds such as; […]
Located on Highway 17 in Glynn County, this roadside park contains a pavilion dedicated to telling the history of the coastal areas of Georgia. Includes several displays containing information about the Ice Age animals that once roamed the area as well as info about the native Timucua and Yamassee tribes who also inhabited the area.
This site is home to several Indian Mounds dating from A.D. 1250- 1500. Located in a 2200 acre experimental forest, Scull Shoals also contains an extinct industrial town. You can visit the ruins of the town and the Indian mounds by following walking trails located in the park. Other Links: Official Website: The Friends of […]
In Stone Mountain Park’s Memorial Hall, you’ll find the Discovering Stone Mountain Museum, where visitors can enjoy a great view of the carving and an intriguing chronological journey from Stone Mountain’s past to its present including information about the Native Americans who once occupied this area. Official Web Site The Native Americans are associated with […]
The Carlos Museum’s collection of art of the ancient Americas is substantial, consisting of more than 1,900 pieces: over 1,300 from the William C. and Carol W. Thibadeau collection and nearly 500 from the Laurence C. and Cora W. Witten II Collection. The Museum is fortunate in the breadth and depth of the collection as […]
Fernbank’s signature exhibition, A Walk Through Time in Georgia, tells the two-fold story of Georgia’s natural history and the development of our planet. Sixteen galleries combine with theaters and dioramas to explain this complex and fascinating story. Explore the natural history of Georgia and the story of our planet as you journey through lifelike geographic regions and […]
Travelers Rest was the plantation home of Devereaux Jarrett, the richest man in the Tugaloo Valley. Jarrett bought the site in 1833 and made it the center of his thriving plantation.Today, visitors receive a guided tour of the plantation home which includes a small petroglyph stone thought to be of prehistoric origins.