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PeterSibley
12-23-2011, 12:48 AM
http://www.examiner.com/architecture-design-in-national/massive-1-100-year-old-maya-site-discovered-georgia-s-mountains

And a quick C&P of the first paragraph or so .

Archaeological zone 9UN367 at Track Rock Gap, near Georgia (http://www.examiner.com/tag/georgia?cid=int_mb_1001)’s highest mountain, Brasstown Bald, is a half mile (800 m) square and rises 700 feet (213 m) in elevation up a steep mountainside. Visible are at least 154 stone masonry walls for agricultural terraces, plus evidence of a sophisticated irrigation system and ruins of several other stone structures (http://www.examiner.com/architecture-design-in-national/the-charlestown-indiana-fort-picture?cid=int_mb_1001). Much more may be hidden underground. It is possibly the site of the fabled city of Yupaha, which Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto failed to find in 1540, and certainly one of the most important archaeological discoveries in recent times.
BLAIRSVILLE, GA (December 21, 2011) -- Around the year 800 AD the flourishing Maya civilization of Central America suddenly began a rapid collapse. A series of catastrophic volcanic eruptions were followed by two long periods of extreme drought conditions and unending wars between city states.
Cities and agricultural villages in the fertile, abundantly watered, Maya Highlands were the first to be abandoned. Here, for 16 centuries, Itza Maya farmers produced an abundance of food on mountainside terraces. Their agricultural surpluses made possible the rise of great cities in the Maya Lowlands and Yucatan Peninsula. When the combination of volcanic eruptions, wars and drought erased the abundance of food, famines struck the densely populated Maya Lowlands. Within a century, most of the cities were abandoned. However, some of the cities in the far north were taken over by the Itza Maya and thrived for two more centuries.

purri
12-23-2011, 02:20 AM
Interesting if only for a knee jerk response from the dominant hierarchy. Probably more "dumb natives copied something" as I have heard around these parts from time to time.

PeterSibley
12-23-2011, 02:23 AM
Not if they take the time to read Purri... but I take your point.

Glen Longino
12-23-2011, 02:24 AM
Very interesting, Peter...thanks!
Google "Gault Site" for a look at how long Texas has been occupied...twice as long as the existence of the Universe!
I know it's hard to believe!:)

PeterSibley
12-23-2011, 02:28 AM
I think there are a few links and perhaps Google could help ?

ramillett
12-23-2011, 03:55 AM
Interesting if true . A lot of rewriting required :)

Peerie Maa
12-23-2011, 04:33 AM
Interesting if true . A lot of rewriting required :)

There have been other references in the archaelogical field to settlements that would indicate that the Central American nations moved north as their homelands became less fertile. Some of their religious practices were quite distinctive and easily recognised. This is not a surprise, but the extent of the site makes it inprtant.