Video: Bilbo Mound in Savannah, Georgia
Some historic preservationists in Savannah have taken a special interest in the Bilbo Mound there. It is the oldest Native American ceremonial structure in North America . . . older than any mounds in Mexico. Once they have obtained dimensions for the structure, I will create a three dimensional computer model of it. The site consists of a mound and man-made island in the center of a man-made pond.
The Bilbo Mound along with Watson Brake in Louisiana, compose a group of archaeological sites, which suggest that the progenitors of the Olmec Civilization originated in the Southeastern United States. The Maya Civilization developed out of the Olmec Civilization. In fact, the “Migration Legend” of the Olmec Civilization stated that its founders came across the Gulf of Mexico in three large canoe flotillas to the Gulf coast of Mexico. Until that time, there was no pottery in that part of Mexico, whereas pottery was being made in Georgia at least a thousand years earlier.
This video from Savannah will orient you to their on-going study.
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