The Leake Site

Leake site

The location known at the Leake site is located in Bartow County, Georgia, along the Etowah River southwest of Cartersville.  The site contains the remains of Native occupation that lasted from approximately 300BC to 650AD including mounds, a circular ditch and an extensive midden.

Unfortunately, some of the mound was destroyed earlier and used as, are you ready for this, road fill.

Fortunately the site, or at least part of it is protected now.  This webpage presents a great overview of the site, the archaeology, history and the artifacts.  It even includes links for questions, including the Historical Preservation Officer of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee.

http://www.bartowdig.com/

Thanks to Yvonne for this link.

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About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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One Response to The Leake Site

  1. Rhonda says:

    Thank you for this! It’s amazing to learn how much history is right in our own backyard.

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