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Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city in the mountains of North Georgia believed to be at least 1,100 years old. According to Richard Thornton at Examiner.com, the ruins are reportedly what remains of a city built by Mayans fleeing wars, volcanic eruptions, droughts and famine.
In 1999, University of Georgia archeologist Mark Williams led an expedition to investigate the Kenimer Mound, a large, five-sided pyramid built in approximately 900 A.D. in the foothills of Georgia’s tallest mountain, Brasstown Bald. Many local residents has assumed for years that the pyramid was just another wooded hill, but in fact it was a structure built on an existing hill in a method common to Mayans living in Central America as well as to Southeastern Native American tribes.
Originally posted by starwarsisreal
So that's where the Mayans went? They became what is now the Native Americans.
Originally posted by Byrd
Here's the archaeological report:
(and it's by Mark Williams)
(if that doesn't work, google for Kenimer Mound and select the PDF. Although the story reports he "didn't know who made it", HIS reports clearly show "Woodlands culture" being identified.)
Reports on it also come from here:
The story goes on to say the determination it was Mayan comes from a group of non-scholar/non-archaeologists who haven't studied Mayan ruins. Worse, it says "archaeologists and anthropologists don't know what happened to the Mayans"... when, in fact we DO know what happened to them. They're still there but were absorbed into other cultures.
So... I'm saying "no foundation" (and the fact that the story is in the tabloid paper, Examiner, doesn't help its accuracy.)
I am the archaeologist Mark Williams mentioned in this article. This is total and complete bunk. There is no evidence of Maya in Georgia. Move along now.
Originally posted by hadriana
I have stood atop the mounds at Etowah many times and thought they were Mayan, or at least that they were influenced by the Mayans- huge big flat lands for the villiages with pyramid shaped mounds at the end- and a big, deep trench built to protect the entire place. It LOOKS Mayan. Then I remember somewhere in all that hearing that they had found evidence of trade- like feathers and beads from South America. They weren't so stupid they couldn't get up the gulf coast.
Originally posted by Shadowalker
It would be folly to put limits on the extent of yet to be found ruins. In the last 10 years most of the 'expert' assertions have been thrown out due to modern tech. When people claim to be experts they surely dont know.
But the Examiner label spells fraud in most every case.
With 17 inches of space dust every hundred years that compresses into a few inches of earth and the mere fact that there is soil pressure and constant erosion moving astronomical totals of earth every year, its important not to rule out anything. The key to the future is going to be newer generations of GPR. We wouldnt know there were 4 story stone buildings buried underground in front of the Sphinx if they didnt use it. Its very likely we have uncovered less than half of whats out there.
We wouldnt know there were 4 story stone buildings buried underground in front of the Sphinx if they didnt use it
Originally posted by butcherguy
It doesn't look so much to me like a 5 sided pyramid as it does a typical hill.
Following this Link, I looked at the map that the South African professor made.
See if you are as impressed(less than) as I was.