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Evidence of early Native American habitation within the Park

Rock_shelter
Rock shelter




Soapstone_Bowl_site
Soapstone bowl processing site in meta-ultramafic rock outcrop.
Examination of this boulder reveals a bowl scar at center of rock, a barely-started
preform at front right, another bowl scar at rear of rock, and a small cupule hole.



Soapstone_Bowl_Scar
Detail of bowl scar left after separation of rough bowl from parent rock.
See here for diagrams of bowl production process.




The NPS suspects that this rock mound complex could have been assembled by Native Americans.
It does not appear that the area was ever farmed (ie. the piles are not due to farmer field-clearing).


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Rock_Basin
This rock basin may have been formed, or at least enhanced, by humans.
The depression, filled with ice in this image, is approx. 6-8" deep.




Kennesaw Mtn Index Native American Index SE USA Index