Huge mound discovered near Alec Mountain Stone Circle
This mound is larger in area than an American football field!
This afternoon, while doing a reconnaissance of the valleys around Alec Mountain in Habersham County, Georgia, my guide showed me a massive hill that he thought looked man-made. Indeed it was. The soil contained potsherds and there was a large ramp on the north side. It is now about 375 feet long, 150 feet wide and 30 feet tall, but my guide told me that in the past, the county had cut off the upper 15 feet to obtain fill soil for some nearby road work! All of the mounds in that archaeological zone are oval. I also identified smaller mounds, a stone sculpture, yet another horseshoe-shaped Mesoamerican-style ball court, stone cairns, agricultural terraces and rampways. The Alec Mountain stone circle is an oval, constructed out of stone masonry! It is like nothing else that I know of in the Americas, except perhaps the much smaller Ladds Mountain Stone Circle, near Etowah Mounds. The enclosure has a opening facing the azimuth of the Winter Solstice Sunset and is sloped at about a 10 degree angle. It is very obvious that this was the location of an extremely large town . . . perhaps the capital of the Soque People. It will take several days to polish up all the field notes, photographs and videos. You will be amazed!
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