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Ruins in Georgia mountains show evidence of Maya connection - National Architecture & Design |

Archaeological zone 9UN367 at Track Rock Gap, near Georgia’s highest mountain, Brasstown Bald, is a half mile (800 m) square and rises 700 feet (213 m) in elevation up a steep mountainside. Visible are at least 154 stone masonry walls for agricultural terraces, plus evidence of a sophisticated irrigation system and ruins of several other stone structures. Much more may be hidden underground. It is possibly the site of the fabled city of Yupaha, which Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto failed to find in 1540, and certainly one of the most important archaeological discoveries in recent times.
by curiosity let's see if there is a gold mine in the area:

North Georgia Travel Destinations: Dahlonega Gold Rush, Helen's Octoberfest, Blairsville Music Fest |

North Georgia has mountains, wineries and gold!

Just a couple hours north of Atlanta, the mountain towns of North Georgia can give you the refreshing mini-vacation you’ve been craving. From the gold mines of Dahlonega to Brasstown Bald, small towns offer bits of Georgia history along with places to get back to nature and relax.

Dahlonega, known as the first site of the American gold rush, is located about an hour north of Atlanta. Just off Georgia Highway 400, the town got its name from the Cherokee word “Talonega” which means golden. The Cherokee Indians lived in villages all around the North Georgia Mountains until they were forced to leave during the Trail of Tears.

Loubser described the 9UN367 archaeological site as being unique in the United States, and stated that examples of such sites are only found elsewhere in the Maya Highlands and South America. However, he did not present an explanation for who built the stone walls. He was in a conundrum. The Eastern Band of Cherokees had labeled Track Rock Gap as a “Cherokee Heritage Sacred Site.” He had been led to believe that the area had occupied by the Cherokee Indians for many centuries, yet he also knew that the Cherokees never built large scale public works. In fact, the Cherokees established a handful of hamlets in the extreme northeastern tip of Georgia during the 1700s, but the western side of Brasstown Bald Mountain, where Track Rock is located, was not official Cherokee territory until 1793.
Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws.” -Confucius.

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