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    Thumbs down Native American History Destroyed In Georgia’s Track Rock Gap


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    Can't say anything nice so I'll just be quiet.

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    Here's a USA Today article about the incident:
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ap/7120367002/

    I got a bit curious when 'ancient-origins.net' linked to a non-existent USFS tweet, supposedly on 4/5/21, about it.

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    I drove up there earlier this year, and saw the damage. Disheartening. I almost wish the USFS never put in a small parking lot, and provided info on how to find the site.

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    I wonder how many more sites are going to be ruined by stupid people...
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    Just terrible. I’ve been meaning to get up there for a while and hike the Arkaquah Trail that starts right in that area..Now I regret waiting.

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    I was heartened to see a true description of the vandals in the article, "when brainless, or low-IQ imbeciles, attack archaeological sites."
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    This is what happens when an area is opened up to people unfit to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY HIKER 50 View Post
    This is what happens when an area is opened up to people unfit to use it.
    Who is 'fit' to use it? Who decides?

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    Damn that is sad. I had no idea there were even petroglyphs over on the East Coast. I would have loved to see them. I did a backpacking trip in Utah 3 years ago and had the pleasure of visiting several petroglyph sites and still remember thinking how easy it would be for some lowlifes to come out there and wipe them all out so easily. You already have people toppling over hoodoos. Really really sad.
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    This is where the concept of Karma is handy to consider. For young vandals I envision them getting older and having kids, eventually, one of the kids will decide to get a face tattoo of a spiderweb centered on their nose in 7th grade.

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