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