by Jannie Loubser and Tommy Hudson, from the "The Profile" a newsletter of the Georgia Archeological Society. [Click here and go to page 8]
"In other parts of Georgia, prehistoric pecked rock art and stone pile sites also occur in or near mountain gaps through which old trails passed. Viewed in terms of Southeastern Indian beliefs, such locales are very likely transition points on the landscape between the world of the living to the east and the world of the dead to the west."
Georgia seems to be one place where rock pile studies and public awareness have advanced farther than anyplace else in the US.