Newly discovered mound in Habersham County, GA is same shape and same alignment as Kolomoki Mound A . . . 300 miles away!
On Friday, April 5, 2019, a property owner showed me a structure that he thought was an Indian mound. Indeed it was, but also had the ruins of stone structures and monuments on top. The following day, a team of volunteers trekked up to the nearby Alec Mountain Stone Circle then visited the mound. The next afternoon, I took along my GPS and laser measuring devices, plus a video camera and tripod. I found that the mound had a precise geometrical relationship with both the Alec Mountain Stone Circle and several smaller, dome-shaped mounds. While constructing a 3D computer model of the Arnold Mound this morning, I realized that it was very similar to Kolomoki Mound A, but 80% the size of Mound A.
Families, living near Alec Mountain have shown me a variety of potsherds, which they have found in their fields or gardens. The most common styles are Swift Creek Complicated Stamp, Itza Redware and Lamar (Proto-Creek) Incised. My guess is that the Swift Creek people of southwest Georgia abandoned that region in 539 AD, after a massive asteroid or comet struck off the coast of Cape Canaveral, FL and flooded most of Southeast Georgia with a tsunami. Alternatively, the town in northwest Habersham County could be contemporaneous with both Kolomoki and the Leake Mounds town on the Etowah River near Cartersville, GA. Only professional archaeological investigation and radiocarbon dating can answer that question. The videos, photographs and computer model will be synthesized into a documentary film on Youtube with my new movie editing software. I am also creating a new website for presenting professional quality reports from our explorations. My fellow architects, civil engineers and urban planning colleagues expect higher quality graphics and layouts than is possible on this website, because it is so chopped up by tacky ads.
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