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Team of Latin American archaeologists discover actual builders of Track Rock Terraces!

Team of Latin American archaeologists discover actual builders of Track Rock Terraces!

Ancient inscribed stone tablet found in the Nacoochee Valley, which provided identity of terrace builders

In late 2016, members of the Georgia Professional Archaeological Society pooled all their Cherokee casino revenue together and hired a Spanish-speaking team of archaeologists from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Paraguay, Patagonia, Haiti, Suriname and the Falkland Islands to prove that they were always right.  The international team has been hard at work all winter without the media learning of their presence.

In the autumn of 2016, forest fires were set by the US Forest Service so its Maya Myth Busting in the Mountains Office in Plum Nelly, GA  could legally close all access trails to the Track Rock site in order to keep the archaeological work secret.  In 2012, the MMBMO had commanded the winds to blow down over a hundred trees across the access trail, but five years later, local residents have moved all the trees.

A press conference was held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Church’s Fried Chicken Convention Center in Gainesville, GA where the members of esteemed international team made their announcement.  Jose’ Echeverria de Soto, a chicken plucker in Gaineseville, translated the announcement to the Georgia archaeologists, because a basic requirement for membership in their professional organization is that they cannot know any indigenous or foreign languages.

Below is a colorized translation of the ancient stone tablet: 

 

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history.Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

13 Comments

  1. danhuffaker@ymail.com'

    April fools day. Ha ha !

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  2. Iwg42@hotmail.com'

    MY GOD!!!
    ALIENS AT TRACKROCK ROCK!!!
    Look out for the chicken. It is more than it seems. It has big teeth and will bite your head off!👽🙈🙉🙊

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    • There are giant chickens in the Chattahoochee National Forest! That’s the reason that the US Forest Service no longer maintains the access roads there. The giant chickens are the reason for the many strange disappearances of hikers on the Appalachian Trail. However, the USFS does continue to have funds so its bureaucrats can attend national conferences on how to maintain gravel roads.

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      • Iwg42@hotmail.com'

        So that’s what happened to the big chicken in mayretta. It’s running loose in the forest!!!!! AAAAAHHHH!!! RUN!!!!

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  3. Bellcamp221@yahoo.com'

    Richard, Thanks for the Big Belly Laugh this evening. It really cheered me up. I wasn’t even thinking about it being April Fool’s Day. Your posts are the Best part of the day no matter what you are dishing up.

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      • Bellcamp221@yahoo.com'

        Dear Richard, I was adopted in 50s and named for both parents. All during my early years I was always called by both names All the time which was typical in the South such as Betty Ann, Bobbi Sue. I absolutely hated it and was teased and made fun of because of it. By the time I was 4th grade I was begging to be just Lou. My first name was Not me. My dad was the 1 that first went with it. It was high school before my mom did. I lost my dad at 15 and now 50 years later I’m still just Lou for Louis.

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  4. Art.oF.facts@comcast.net'

    Are you going to publish what the actual translation is?
    Thank you

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    • The stone tablet has the first letters of the two female survivors of the Roanoke Colony and was found near Eleanor Dare’s tomb. It appears to be a statement about their lives or a tomb. However, the article itself was an April Fools Cary spoof.

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  5. Bellcamp221@yahoo.com'

    It was an honest mistake that has happened all my life. Thanks for all the Great info you have put out there for everyone. I can’t wait to learn something new and exciting.

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  6. geomatical@yahoo.com'

    Those archaeologists might be latino, but I’ll bet they went to school at the University of Georgia.

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  7. anadalv@yahoo.com'

    OMG!
    And there’s chicken tracks on the rock and the outline of a human body they must have killed. Is this Old Indian crime scene notification?! LOL
    What a great April Fools story… you so got me with the title, I was looking for the link to the rest of the story. God I miss Indian humor and pow wow jokes.

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