Video: Ice Age forest found under the waters off the Alabama coast
This is an amazing story. Divers have discovered the perfectly preserved tree trunks of a bald cypress forest under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico of the coast of Alabama. The shores of the Gulf of Mexico were approximately 60 miles farther out than today. The water has been steadily rising. There are many mounds under the waters of Perdido Bay and Pensacola Bay, Florida.
Funding has been obtained to launch an extensive scientific study of the trees and the soil beneath them. These studies will tell us much about environmental conditions in the Lower Southeast during the Ice Age. There is also a strong possibility of very ancient human artifacts being found during this comprehensive study.
The coast of Georgia extended at least 100 miles eastward during the Ice Age. In 1995, underwater archaeologists, employed by the State of Georgia, discovered an ancient camp sites on the ocean floor east of Sapelo Island, GA. They contained numerous artifacts that resembled either Neanderthal or Solutrean weapons and tools in Northwestern Europe. The archaeologists were canned after one member of their team presented their findings to a meeting of the Northwest Georgia Archaeological Society, a unit of the Society for Georgia Archaeology. To suggest that Neanderthal and early Homo Sapien hunters might have followed the edge of the Northern Ice Cap to a more comfortable climate in North America, was deemed a criminal offense. Unable afterward to find work in the Southeast, they moved to another area of the United States.
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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.
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