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 […]
The state of Georgia has seen monumental construction projects being built for over 4,000 years. Beginning with the shell rings of Sapelo Island and ending with the Great Temple Mound at Etowah, the native peoples of Georgia were an industrious people with many great accomplishments including the first known pottery in North America.