The Mayans made it to Georgia?

Archaeological zone 9UN367 at Track Rock Gap, near Georgia’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. 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.

via Massive 1,100+ year old Maya site discovered in Georgia’s mountains – National Architecture & Design | Examiner.com.

Pretty cool… thanks to Janelle Peters via twitter for this…

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Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

4 thoughts on “The Mayans made it to Georgia?”

  1. Maybe, maybe not. Byline dtd 21 Dec 2011, exactly 1 year from the mayan end of world prediction. Source, “Examiner.com” under architecture and design. I smell publicity hounds. Native Americans built many mounds all over the U.S.. I didn’t see a direct smoking gun. Sounds like more a buildup to the smoking earth prediction for next year. I wouldn’t get too exited unless I saw the discovery posted at an archeology or science site.

  2. This isn’t completely surprising. The Timucua tribe lived in Georgia and they were from Amazonoan stock. Plus Greenberg says there is a strong linguistic link between the Zapotec (Mayan) and Appalachee tribe who occupied this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velda_Mound.
    I don’t see a strong link there, but I definitely see one with Timucua, which is technically a language isolate.
    They lived in southern Georgia on the Louisiana Border, before they were wiped out by plague in the early 1500’s

    1. I’m also one of the linguistic school which believes there were 2 migrations. North to South (Bering Strait to the Rio Grande) and from South to North (Chilean/Amazon to Mexico). There is such linguistic diversity in a 150 miles radius in just Colombia, it’s mind blowing.

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