Petroglyph Boulder & Native Garden
Decades ago, two petroglyph boulders were donated to the University of Georgia. Adorned with spiral designs, and other motifs, these boulders are a testament to Georgia's Native American heritage. Our goal is to better protect these unique objects of Native American history, create a dedicated and permanent space at the University of Georgia's Laboratory of Archaeology, as well as educate the general public about Native heritage and culture throughout the state.
Working together with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, our plan includes the rehousing of the smaller petroglyph boulder inside our atrium, a task that has now been completed, as well as the development of an outdoor green space.
This outdoor space would host a Native garden full of indigenous plants of Georgia, a bronze arbor, designed by Muscogee Creek tribal artist Dan Brook, and the larger petroglyph boulder, as well as an additional learning landscape focused on an instructional area and "dig pit" to train budding young archaeologists in the science of investigating the past.
If you would like to help with the creation of this new learning experience and supporting Georgia’s Native American heritage, click here to donate to the Laboratory.