Indian customs for dating
About the time the Mississippian culture began to decline (1450 AD), the Cherokee began a westward movement, establishing a village (called Tugaloo Old Town) near an ancient Moundbuilder city.
Moving west to Nachoochee, the Cherokee inhabited another Moundbuilder city on the Chattahoochee River.
Decorative works became more elaborate on arrowheads, tools and personal items.
In 1969 the remains of a Cartersville era (Middle Woodland Period) village was discovered along the banks of the Chattahoochee River.
Unfortunately, no supporting evidence of Paleolithic man has been located in this northwest Georgia county.
From this beginning early man spread out across the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of the state.
During the Middle Archaic period an advanced culture arose in the delta region of the Mississippi River.
From the early 1600's they controlled all or part of the state.
Archaic sites in the state range from the Savannah River Basin, throughout north Georgia.
Artifacts like bone awls from Union County, arrowheads from Dade and Murray County and socketed projectile points from Jenkins County indicate the wide range of man during this period.
From Poverty Point, Louisiana, they spread throughout the river valleys of the Mississippi and its tributaries.
No evidence exists that this culture made it to the state of Georgia. Decorative pottery and ornamental pins dating to the late archaic period have been found statewide.