Thursday, January 08, 2015

Possible Indian King Burial - North Georgia

Readers John and Stanley H. write:
...I hope you can make something of all of it.

The legend I believe this may be tied to goes back to the trail of tears and is related to the gold treasure of chief Shoney in the north eastern Georgia area. To be quite honest I believe the possible burial site I've found is not related to it but much older. Specifically the rocks crack down the middle and the general wearing on it suggest to me that it has been there a very long time on some disturbed land where someone or something was buried. Most likely someone.


Tim MacSweeney said...

The second video "Entitled indian burial site"
at the YouTube site shows another - "that we will excavate soon."

Tim MacSweeney said...

Without the proper permits and permissions, in Georgia it is illegal to:
Collect artifacts on public land.
Dig or disturb an archaeological site on public land or in Georgia’s waterways.
Disturb a human burial on either public or private land.
Display any human remains in public.
Sell artifacts that were ever associated with a human burial, or to bring such artifacts from another state in the U.S.
Import artifacts taken illegally in a foreign country.
Remove artifacts or disturb a site on private property without permission of the land owner.
Receive stolen artifacts.
It is generally legal to:
Own a collection of artifacts.
Surface collect on private land with the written permission of the property owner.
In Georgia, on private land, it is legal to dig or metal detect for artifacts ONLY IF you have written permission from the landowner, AND IF you have notified the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in writing five (5) business days before you begin. This refers to all ground-disturbing activities, including on Civil War sites. -

Tim MacSweeney said...

Peter: maybe you should paste this into the post in big, bold letters: In Georgia it is illegal to disturb a human burial on either public or private land.

pwax said...

I have confirmed that what this folks call "excavate" means removing leaves and debris.

Larry said...

In the second video he says "we don't want to share the location because somebody might steal our find." Is it the location that they want to protect or is it the possibility of them being the first to find grave goods at the site?
Their definition of excavate sounds like damage control to me.