Recent research has hinted at an ancient Peruvian presence in the southeastern U.S. including Peruvian DNA showing up in Native Americans in north Georgia. Now two ancient Peruvian skulls have been unearthed in Florida. The skulls were found with a newspaper that dated to 1978 which led archaeologists to hypothesize that these skulls were recent […]
Atlanta may be one of the most modern cities in America yet it is surrounded by the remnants of ancient Native American civilizations that date back thousands of years. One such civilization was located in Macon, Georgia at the archaeological site known as Lamar Mounds. Located just an hour south of Atlanta, the Lamar Mounds […]
Chickasaw.tv, the Chickasaw Nation’s online video network, has produced an amazing video featuring the Moundville site in Alabama. The video features aerial flyovers of the Moundville site revealing its true majesty. The site notes, Moundville was a preeminent ancient center of mound culture on the Black Warrior River, just west of present-day Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It […]
The Maya of the Postclassic era considered the sea as a source of food and a navigable resource but it was also the cause of devastation and death, as the marine world was linked to the Xibalbá or underworld. And so, a sea crossing meant a transition to the afterlife or a rebirth. Ports like […]
New research reveals that symbols which appear on ancient Georgia pottery are identical to Mayan glyphs, the symbols used to write the Mayan language. The pottery known as Swift Creek was a highly decorated form of pottery produced around 2,000 years ago beginning around 0 A.D. Many of the Swift Creek designs were collected in […]
This History Channel documentary entitled “Who Really Discovered America?” highlights the various theories of Precolumbian contact with the Americas by cultures ranging from the Chinese to the Vikings to the Polynesians. It really helps show that ocean voyages have been possible for thousands of years and that neither the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans were the […]
Distribution of Swift Creek sites in Southeastern U.S. The arrival of corn at the Fort Center and Ortona sites in the Lake Okeechobee area of Florida by 200 AD coincides with a pottery tradition known as Swift Creek. In fact, this pottery tradition appears in the same places where the Hitchiti language was spoken thus […]
One of the many mysteries involving the ancient Maya is the origin of a blue pigment they used to paint murals and buildings. Archaeologists have searched far and wide for the source of this pigment. It now appears that the largest source of the clay that makes this pigment can be found in southwest Georgia. […]
Dennis Stanford spent thirty years of his career searching the Arctic and Russian Siberia for the origins of the Clovis Culture, the supposedly first Native American culture in America. After thirty years of searching he found no evidence that Clovis came across a land bridge from Siberia. What the evidence suggested was that the Clovis […]
Learn more about the ancient Native American civilizations that existed in Georgia before the arrival of Europeans. Includes videos, 3-D computer reconstructions, extensive image galleries and in-depth articles on Georgia archaeological sites such as Sapelo Shell Rings, Rock Eagle, Fort Mountain, Kolomoki Mounds, Ocmulgee Mounds and Etowah Mounds.
The Sapelo Shell Rings Complex is the most ancient Native American civilization in the state of Georgia and is older than the pyramids of Egypt! See 3-D computer reconstructions and take a virtual reality tour of this lost city consisting of three circular villages each with a circular central plaza and each surrounded by a massive circular wall constructed from tons of sea shells.
Rock Eagle is an effigy mound in the shape of a bird with its wings spread. It is believed to have been constructed around 2,000 years ago. It is one of only two such structures known to exist east of the Mississippi river with the second structure known as Rock Hawk also located nearby.