|Track Rock Archaeological Area
Stone Complex, March 2017
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|Track Rock Gap is best known for its soapstone petroglyphs, but hidden away, high on a ridge across the road, is a vast stone complex of walls, terraces, cairns and other structures. The site became controversial in recent years, due to suggestions that it was a Mayan colony. Minimal archaeological studies have yielded dates as far as 2000 years before present.
These walls differ from the stone walls typically found in areas of New England. They vary in size, with the majority being less than 60 feet in length, although several are longer. The majority of the walls follow contour lines of the steep hillsides, in the manner of terraces, but several meander without regard to contours and are similar to known prehistoric rock sites in other parts of Georgia, such as Fort Mountain.