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.
Petroglyphs & Giant Ground Sloth Fossil Exhibits View of the Forsyth petroglyph at the University of Georgia. (Courtesy Flickr) Visitors to the University of Georgia in Athens will find two petroglyph boulders on the campus grounds. One is located next to the Museum of Art. The other is within an enclosed garden at the School […]
The International Garden, located adjacent the Visitor Center, portrays the interrelationship between people and plants within the context of three eras that have significantly influenced the evolution of botanical gardens—the Middle Ages, the Age of Exploration and the Age of Conservation.The Age of Conservation, a subject of great concern today, is explored in the Threatened […]
Not accessible to the public, this earthen mound is the scenic focus of the west end of the Nacoochee Valley. Built by the Indians during the Mississippian Period, it was partially excavated in 1915. A report suggested it to be the de Soto site of Guaxule. Subsequent archaeological interpretations do not agree. The mound may […]
This Exhibit Is No Longer Open. The Information Below is For Archival/Historical Purposes Only. The first inhabitants of the state of Georgia are linked to aviation through the ground they shared with what is now Robins Air Force Base. Scattered throughout the Base’s 8,722 acres are some 36 archeological sites proving that Native Americans occupied […]
The Funk Heritage Center focuses on the history and art of the Southeastern Indians and European settlers.Through artifacts, exhibits, dioramas, and interactive computer programs, the Funk Heritage Center interprets 12,000 years of Native American history and the pioneer experience in the Appalachians. The centerpiece of the museum is a prehistoric petroglyph stone. Internal Links: Public […]
A fifty two acre archaeological preserve, Track Rock Gap, contains four petroglyph boulders. Carvings resemble mammal and bird tracks, human footprints, and a various geometric designs. The petroglyphs have been known about by the Cherokee at least since the 1800s, and incorporated in their sacred beliefs. The site is thought to be of ancient origin. Internal […]
This site, on the river bluff, had been used by Indians for over 10,000 years. The lower bluff on the Altamaha River was occupied by a succession of Indian groups, was later inhabited by the Spanish missionaries, and eventually became a British fortified outpost in 1721. The museum at the site relates the story of […]