Video: Fifth anniversary of the filming of “Mayas In Georgia”
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the initial filming of the premier of “America Unearthed” in Mexico, several locations in the State of Georgia and in Minnesota. Where have the years gone? . . . and . . . Oh my! How much more have we learned about the real history of the Americas since then.
At the time, we thought that the Track Rock Terrace Complex was unique in North America. Since then, we have identified 16 terrace complexes in Georgia, NW South Carolina and East Central Alabama. Recently, thousands of stone ruins have been discovered in the Choccolocco and Talladega Mountains of Alabama. However, Track Rock is still the largest and the most spectacular of the terrace complexes. At a half square mile, it is larger than Machu Picchu.
I was terrified during the first part of the filming, because I had not expected a caravan of vans and SUV’s to set up a movie set at my recently occupied hovel. They filmed here for about eight hours, but of that only about eight minutes appeared on the film. Some very important things I said about this being just the beginning our research was left out.
If you have not seen this program before, I hope that you enjoy it. The contents are now obsolescent. Think of the film as a major turning point in research like the Ford Model T was a major achievement of the automobile industry. Well . . . the experience changed my life forever and certainly was surrealistic.
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