Track Rock Gap Petroglyph Site

The beauty of homeschool is that we can move our lessons outdoors and learn even more. My boys are very hands-on and being able to explore our area to find history that relates to what we’re studying is amazing!  Recently we took the boys out for a short walk to the Track Rock Gap Petroglyph Site located in Blairsville, GA.12511703_10208766503459100_453388527_n

What is Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs are rock carvings that have been made by pecking directly on the rock surface using a stone chisel and hammerstone. When the top surface of the rock is chipped off, the lighter rock underneath is exposed, creating the petroglyph.12516064_10208766502779083_2093408672_n

Track Rock Gap Petroglyph

12483771_10208766502299071_1872028892_nTrack Rock Gap is between Thunderstruck Mountains and Buzzard Roost Ridge. In this beautiful area is where you can find history written in stone.  Track Rock Gap has a series of rock carvings, or petroglyphs. There are over a hundred carvings.  It’s one of the most significant rock art sites in the Southeastern United States and the only such site located on public land in Georgia.12511723_10208766502419074_1027434085_n

Although it’s one of the best known rock art sites in the region, it wasn’t until 2009 that it was completely studied & recorded.  You can learn more about Track Rock Gap by visiting HERE.

trackrock1Track Rock Fact Sheet (PDF)

Difficulty: Easy
Admission Fee: None
Parking: At Trailhead
Location: Track Rock Gap Rd., Blairsville, GA

Field Trip Inspiration 2016

Samantha

Samantha has been blogging for over 8 years and is a wife and homeschool mom of 4 from North Carolina.

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