Talk:Brasstown Bald

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Mayan Settlement in Georgia?[edit]

I stumbled upon an article from Examiner.com, alleging that Brasstown Bald may contain archeological evidence of a Mayan settlement. I am not qualified to evaluate the claims in this article. Can someone else contribute? Would this question be better suited for the Talk:Track_Rock page?

The article is based on the work in 1999 and 2000 of Mark Williams, University of Georgia, and Johannes Loubser of Stratum Unlimited, LLC, a CRM archaeology firm (link to paper.) The article then goes to draw conclusions shared by the "People of One Fire" organization. According to the article, the site is pentagonal and that such a shape is similar to Mayan work rather than indigenous work, which is a plausible argument. The article alleges that the "Hunab-ku" motif connects southeastern American tribes with the Mayas, but the Hunab Ku article on Wikipedia states that this symbol is a contrived missionary tool. A different article, by Harry O. Holstein in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, mentions the site but does not speculate. In summary, the Examiner article mixes fact and speculation.

Cheers ...follow the trail (talk) 13:59, 22 December 2011 (UTC)